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Faculty of Divinity




  • Fines for overdue requested books are currently waived.


Institution-wide blocks

(your borrowing behaviour combined in all libraries which use ALMA):

  • Fines of £100 (or higher), and/or
  • 2 overdue and requested books, and/or
  • 50 or more overdue books

will block your account at any of the libraries of the University of Cambridge which use ALMA. You might need to return books before blocks can be lifted. If you have any questions, please contact the Library.

Lost or damaged books:

Any books lost or damaged need to be replaced by the person who has borrowed them; this includes loss whilst travelling (e.g. on a plane). If you have lost a book, please ask about the full cost of their replacement as soon as possible, as prices of second hand books can increase the longer you wait.

Users of the Library shall not:

  • write in, mark or in any way deface any Library materials.

  • let rain or snow ruin unprotected books (please carry them in a bag or rucksack)

Users will be asked to replace books if the book is deemed too damaged!


Renewals for current members of the University

  • As long as no-one else requests that you return the item(s) you have borrowed, it/they will automatically be renewed.
  • If the book you have out is requested by someone else you must bring it back within 3 days.

Items which must be consulted in the Library:

  • Most items in Section 1 of the Library

  • Books marked as Reference (red labels)

  • Pamphlets (in closed access, please ask us to fetch them for you)

  • Books published before 1900

Conduct of users of the Library

Food & drink

  • Users must not eat, smoke, or light a fire in the Library.
  • Bottled water can be taken into the Library.

Theft and Borrowing

It is a serious offence to steal books or other material, or to borrow them without checking them out. Any offender shall be fined and/or excluded from the Library for a fixed period or indefinitely.