The Haddon Library

The Haddon Library
[The Canonical
The Canonical Stack—book sculpture by
Christopher Evans and Issam Kourbaj (photograph, David Webb). The sculpture was an arrangement of books, mainly from the Haddon Library, and was photographed in situ there on 8 March 2008. All the books are now back in their normal use.

The Haddon Library serves the staff, research students and undergraduates of the University, together with members of the Cambridge Antiquarian Society. Staff and students of other Universities are welcome to read here, on production of evidence of academic bona fides. Other visitors should enquire in advance.

The Haddon Library Donation Button

You can donate to the Haddon Library online. Or, if you prefer, read the library's appeal and then donate online. Start by clicking the 'Give Online' button above. Thanks!

News and Events

Our user survey is now live!

Go to and tell us what you think of the Haddon Library.

Too busy now? The survey will be up until the end of term, and we’ll remind you of it from time to time.

Exam Term opening hours

Mon-Thurs 08:45-17:15; Fri 09:15-19:15; Sat 09:00-13:00, 14:00-17:00.

(That’ll be from Tuesday 19 April.  Monday 18 April we close 17:00.)

We’re closed on Sundays.

In May, we’ll stay open on weekdays till 19:00.  And that includes the two bank holidays — Mon 2 May and Mon 30 May.

And here comes advance warning about what we do at the end of term.  We’d like all Haddon books returned from loan, please, on or before Thursday 9 June. Beware our £10 surcharge on fines for books that miss that end-of-term deadline. Borrowing for the long vacation will start on Friday 10 June.

Good luck with this term!

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