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Searching the College Library

Details about the books in the New and Sherlock libraries can be found using an online tool called iDiscover. These searches are limited to books we own. However, if other libraries in Cambridge also have copies, their details will be shown too. Advanced search options can be used to limit your queries.

Searching the Libraries of the University

Click here for a catalogue that looks almost the same, but will search all the libraries of the University, not just ours. The University's older library catalogue, Newton, can also be used to find books.

Searching for electronic, digital, and online resources

The University Library maintains a list of eresources subscribed to, or owned, by the University. However, most people find it easier to search for these resources using the tools listed above. Library staff are always willing to provide assistance with accessing ejournals, ebooks, or any other digital resources, so don't be afraid to ask us questions.

Searching our special collections and rare books

Work on the creation of electronic catalogue records for our rare books is ongoing. Information about these books is available from the library office, where a complete card catalogue and various printed catalogues are stored. Details of our Western medieval manuscripts can be found in M.R. James' Descriptive Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of St Catharine's College, Cambridge, and many of our 15th and 16th century printed books are listed in J.B. Bilderbeck's Early Printed Books in the Library of St Catharine's College Cambridge.