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Thursday, 18 June 2020

Law books on shelfThe Squire is essentially a reference library: however, a dedicated borrowing collection is available for LLM and MCL students. We hope that the information below will be of use to library users who have books out on loan from the Squire, which need to be returned.

If you are currently in Cambridge:

There are two book drop return boxes located on the Sidgwick Site (one near the English Faculty and another near the Philosophy Faculty). If it is convenient and safe for you to do so, you may return books for any of the University of Cambridge libraries - including the Squire - to these boxes. The boxes are being emptied on a daily basis. Books will be taken to the main University Library (UL) and then returned to the Squire when it is possible to do so.

Many colleges are also accepting the return of books, either via the College's Porter's Lodge or their Library. Arrangements are in place for these to be returned to the relevant libraries once they have re-opened.

If you are not in Cambridge:

If you are away from Cambridge, either in the UK or overseas, and you will not be returning, please post your Squire Law Library books to: Book Returns, Squire Law Library, David Williams Building, 10 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DZ, UK. Books from other libraries can be returned to: Reader Services, Cambridge University Library, Grange Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DR, UK. You should make sure that the books are well packaged and we recommend using a recorded delivery service if possible.

If you are planning to return to Cambridge before the start of the next academic year in October it may be best for you to bring the books with you and return them at that point.

Books that have been returned by any of the methods listed above may remain on your library account for some weeks. Please be assured that these will be removed from your account as soon as it is possible for library staff to return to the building and there will be no overdue fines.

If you need any further details please don't hesitate to contact the Squire Law Library team.