St Catharine's has a great range of facilities to enhance both your academic and social welfare at Cambridge.


Access can be obtained to the college Libraries at all hours. They are designed as working libraries for all junior members. Books and other materials for the College library are selected from Departmental and Faculty reading lists, and on the recommendations of Directors of Studies. The librarian is also glad to be told of books that would be of use to graduate students.  Library books may be borrowed for short periods, on the understanding that Library rules are properly observed.


Computers for use by junior members are available in the New Library and in computer rooms on the main site. All rooms at the Russell Street, Barton Road and South Green Lodge residences have sockets allowing connection to the main University network as well as wi-fi. Students may need to purchase an appropriate card before their own computers can be connected to this network; details may be obtained from the Computer Officer.


The College has a small gym on the main site, containing professional free weights, and power racks, exercise bikes and rowing machines. Additional facilities are available at the Sports Pavilion and Boathouse.

College Bar

The College's stunning Bar in the basement of the McGrath Centre, completed in summer 2013, is open almost every evening during term time. We have also recently opened the Catz Café on weekdays, which serves a range of hot and cold drinks and snacks.

Sick bay

The College provides a sick bay and surgery. A fully qualified nurse is in charge and handles all minor injuries and ailments. Hours of attendance are posted in the Porters' Lodge and at the sick bay. These services are available only in Full Term.

Guests and guest rooms

Regulations concerning guests will be published by the Dean from time to time. Graduates may have guests in their rooms for a maximum of two nights and, for safety reasons, they must be signed in the guest book in the Porters' Lodge by 10.00 pm on the first night. If there are spare rooms in the graudate residences, these may be booked for students' guests via the graduate administrator. Some guest rooms are available on the main College site and may be booked at the Porters' Lodge.