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Marshall Library FAQs

What will the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic mean for Cambridge library services?

Please refer to the information on the University Library website, which includes information on faculty and departmental libraries :

Please refer to the central University website which contains advice and guidance for staff and students :

Do you charge fines?

Because all of our books renew automatically they do not go overdue and, as a result, we do not usually charge fines. The only books that will generate fines are books which have been requested by another library user that are not returned on time. In these cases the fines will be £1 for each day beyond the specified return date.

If you do incur fines we encourage you to pay them online at the following location:

I'm not a member of the Faculty of Economics, or of the Centre of Development Studies, can I use your library?

If you are a member of the University of Cambridge you should briefly read our Who can borrow? page. If you are not a member of our university, we cannot currently let you borrow items from our Library, but at certain times of the year (primarily out-of-term time) you might be able to consult our items in our Library. If you are interested in this please contact us.


I lost one of your books, what are the replacement costs?

The costs vary, and it's best to contact us as soon as you believe that you have lost an item from the Marshall Library. For an idea of the costs, please read the Library Rules' number 5.

Does the Marshall Library have a subscription for...?

  • The Economist (yes: print and online)
  • The Financial Times (yes: print and FT.COM)

I've got a question which is not listed above, or answered by our "How to..." or Library Guide?

Please contact us.

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Mary Paley Study Room



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