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 – and don't forget to check the 'Haddon Library Appeal' radio button. Thanks!

News and Events

Noisy building work from Tues 15 April

The next phase of the building repair work has the builders chopping out old bricks, starting on Tuesday 15 or Wednesday 16 April.  This will be noisy.  Apologies from the builders for the disturbance it will cause.


The Haddon will close 13:00-14:00 on every weekday from Monday 14 April to Thursday 17 April inclusive.  And it will be closed from Good Friday, 18 April, to Easter Monday, 21 April, inclusive.

Sorry if that is inconvenient.  Back to term-time hours when we re-open at 08:45 on Tuesday 22 April.