Welcome to the Cambridge Libraries Patron System

Current students, staff and library members

You do not need to register using this system but need to have a valid University Card to use a library. Please check with a library that you wish to use to ensure that your local borrowing entitlements have been enabled.

Alumni and ex-staff of Cambridge University

If you have a Raven account, please log in so we can check your status.
Otherwise, please register as below.

Information for new visitors

If you wish to use one of the libraries in the University, please check with the library regarding your eligibility for access, registration times, required documentation (including proof of identity) and any associated fees that are required when you visit the library for the first time before completing this online application form.

Information about joining the University Library can be found here, and library webpages and contact details for other libraries can be found in the Cambridge Libraries Directory.