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Library Support for Cambridge LLM students

There are two key elements of library provision that are relevant to students on the LLM programme – namely, the LLM book collection and the virtual learning environment, Moodle. Both sets of resources are managed by Mrs Elizabeth Edwards-Waller who is the LLM Collection Supervisor and is the key contact in the library for all LL.M students. Lizz can be contacted by e-mail: or by telephone: (3) 30068. Alternatively she is often on duty at the Library Reference Desk or at the Library Office (Room F7) on the first floor, together with the other members of the Squire team.

The LLM Book Collection

The LLM book collection is reserved for Cambridge LLM students and reflects the needs of the taught courses on the LLM. This collection is located in the first two bays on the first floor of the Squire Law Library and all the books can be identified by a red dot on the spine and arranged with the LLM class-mark.

Borrowing Privileges for LLM Students

This book collection is borrowable by the LLM students for 24 hours or over the weekend (ie. from Friday to Monday, or Saturday to Monday). Three books from the LLM Collection may be borrowed by any one student in one day. Students wishing to borrow books should take them to the Library Reference Desk on the first floor with their University card.


Renewal of loans

Loans can be renewed once at:

Other Information about Loans

It should be noted that no student with overdue books can borrow from the library and fines can be incurred for failure to return books by their due date. Please note borrowing stops 30 minutes before library closing.

LLM students have borrowing rights at the main University Library where the borrowing entitlement is a maximum of 20 books for 8 weeks. Further information can be found on the Admissions website:


The virtual learning environment, Moodle allows for materials – handouts, reading lists and some journal articles and book chapters - to be made available for students to access.

Thesis options

Students who write a thesis have the main collections of the Squire available for use. These collections are for reference only purposes and should be used during the normal opening hours of the library. The Squire welcomes suggestions for books acquisitions. See the Suggest a Book option.

Space to study

LLM students may choose to work on any of the three library floors. There are 350 reader seats available (190 of which are on floor three). Wireless access to services is available throughout the library and there are additional spaces at the front end of floors two and three where desktop computers are available for use. LLMs can also make use of the printing, scanning and photocopying facilities that are positioned near to those computer clusters.