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Making the Marshall Library accessible to all

It is important that our physical spaces, reader services, online classes and other resources meet your needs and requirements. Please feel free to reach out to us whether you are registered with the Access and Disability Resource Centre or not. If you have a Student Support Document and have indicated needing additional support from the libraries, this should have been passed on to us, but occasionally is not. We are always very happy to discuss anything on your SSD, so please do not hesitate to contact us. We are also very happy to meet with you one-to-one for a personalised discussion about how to make the Marshall Library easier for you to use.

Access to the building

The Marshall Library is located on the Sidgwick Site. AccessAble has a good overview of the Sidgwick Site. The Marshall Library is located within the Austin Robinson Building and you can find how to access the Faculty of Economics, including the Marshall Library on the AccessAble Site. For wheelchair access it is necessary to enter the Library via the Faculty of Economics Reception which is directly opposite the Marshall Library entrance. You will need to speak to the Austin Robinson Building custodian, Mr. Nathan Smith, to activate card access for the Library, via the only lift, which is on the Economics side of the building. The custodian would also need to discuss a personal evacuation plan with you. There are some accessible toilet in the Austin Robinson Building, that can be accessed via a series of wheelchair lifts.

Books and loans

The Marshall Library recommends our Click & Collect service, available to all users via the iDiscover catalogue, for fetching books or journals that you would like to consult or borrow. Books can be returned at any time using the book drop located outside the Library entrance doors.

All books borrowed from the Library will renew automatically unless recalled by another student. You will receive an email if one of your books is recalled and you will then have three days to return it.

Other Cambridge libraries

You can find further information about accessibility services across Cambridge University libraries, including information about accessible readings, assistive technologies and library inductions and training on the Accessibility and Disability LibGuide.

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Mary Paley Study Room



The Mary Paley Room is a group study space located within the Marshall Library that can be booked by groups of two or more students. Click here to check room availability and to make a booking.

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