Wren Library

Trinity College Library Wren Library

The interior of Wren Library at Trinity College. Photo by Emre Hasan Akbayrak.

About Wren Library

The Trinity College Library is typically open Monday through Friday 9:00-20:00 and on Saturdays from 9:00-17:00, though hours can vary. This library is reserved for members of the college. The Wren Library is open to visitors generally from 12:00-14:00 Monday through Friday, and from 10:30-12:30 Saturday mornings. Admission is free of charge. Tour groups may be no larger than fifteen.

The Trinity College Library catalogues house the Modern Manuscript Collection, as well as the James Catalogue of photographs. Questions about usage permissions may be directed to wren.library@trin.cam.ac.uk.

The Trinity College Library has a collection of CDs and DVDs for borrowing. Photocopying and binding services are available. Binding services are only available Monday through Friday 9:00-17:00, and are priced a £2.00 per item. Also for medical students 17 half-skeletons and skull models are available. Medical students may also borrow one of the two brains on a one day loan basis.

The Wren Library is a historical building, completed in 1695 by the architect Sir Christopher Wren. It is an impressive structure, and home to artifacts such as books from Sir Isaac Newton’s personal library. Over 160 of the original medieval manuscripts have been converted for the digital library, and are free to view online.

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