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Using the Squire Law Library

The library continues to operate with a reduced capacity, but one that has been increased since the start of the academic year. If a space is not available at the time of your visit, then we suggest making a return later in the day and / or consider using one of the other libraries that are located close by.

Safety in the library: hands, face, space

The UK government has emphasised the ongoing need for personal responsibility in the management of COVID-19 infection. The University of Cambridge seeks to follow this government advice while continuing to recommend caution and considerate behaviour. Further details about use of the David Williams Building can be found here. Information about University policies relating to Covid-19 can be found on the University’s Stay Safe Cambridge Uni webpages

  • Hand sanitiser is available at the entrance and in multiple locations around the library; desk cleaning materials are also provided.
  • Please be sensitive to other users of the building by maintaining an appropriate social distance
  • We strongly encourage anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 to follow advice on self-isolation and minimise their risk of transmission to others.

Food and drink

You are welcome to bring drinks with lids into the library. However, no food please.


The David Williams Building is an open plan building and sometimes it can be noisy. We ask that you are conscious of how noise can spread and to keep voices as low as possible. Mobile phone conversations should be held away from the library floors so as not to disturb others.


If you need assistance with any aspect of your visit please contact the Squire Law Library team and we will be pleased to help.