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Name of Library: Old Library

Address: Jesus College, Cambridge CB5 8BL

Town: Cambridge

Telephone: 01223 339405

Fax: 01223 324910

E-mail: archives@jesus.cam.ac.uk

Website: http://www.jesus.cam.ac.uk

Alternative names



Dr Frances Willmoth

Job Title

Archivist & Assistant to the Keeper of the Old Library

Purpose and main user community of the library

Open to research scholars

Terms of access

By appointment and with letter of introduction

Opening hours

Roughly 10-1 and 2-6, dates and exact times negotiable

Disabled access

Stairs to 2nd floor - no lift



Does not lend to anyone


9,000 total; 1,000 theology

Periodicals - Back Issues

Some C19, not separately listed

Current Periodicals



Medieval and some early modern mss

Volumes added per year



A fairly typical academic collection of late C15-19.

Special Collections

Malthus collection (From the family of T.R. Malthus the economist) including some C18-19


Medieval mss are described in printed catalogue by M.R. James (1895). They include volumes

from Durham and RI

Research resource

All, late C15-19, with a possibility of some unique material of international value

Catalogue Type


URL of catalogue


Other facilities

Limited photocopying. Photography and microfilming via the University Library

Full Time Staff

Part Time Staff 1

Voluntary Staff

Future plans


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