Library Facilities

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The Library at Ridley Hall

Ridley’s library was moved to a new fully-accessible location in the basement of the college, accessed from the courtyard by stairs or a platform lift.

The library holds around 11,000 items related to the Church of England, evangelism, spirituality, apologetics, Christianity and the arts, Christianity and science.

We also hold a number of special collections including:

  • An eighteenth-century private library of books and pamphlets belonging to the Revd Robert Cecil
  • Papers of Charles Simeon (1759–1836)
  • Letters of Henry Martyn
  • Letters from John Newton to John Thornton (1773–78)

Access to the Library

Those who study with us have 24-hour access to the college library.

Students of the Cambridge Theological Federation are welcome to use the library Monday to Friday during Reception hours (please bring your Federation or Cambridge University card to Reception to be issued with a key).

If you are not a member of the Federation, you will need prior permission to use the library – email the library team in advance of your visit.

Dr Chris Grogan


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