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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies



The table below summarises borrowing rights for current members of Cambridge University, and official visitors to the Faculty.

User registration

Valid University or University Library cards are required for registration. Please note that registration takes place on weekdays only between 9am-5pm.

Faculty students - already registered with us at the time of your arrival at the University.

Other members - registration required.  Please complete our online registration form before borrowing for the first time.  

Registration form can be found at:

User category Loan Entitlement Loan Period of standard loans Loan Period of overnight loans Audio Visual items
Undergraduates 10 items 7 days 1 day
Postgraduates 15 items 28 days 1day
Academic & support staff 15 items 28 days 1 day

*Cambridge MA resident in Cambridge

2 items 14 days 1 day
*Official academic visitors of the faculty 5 items 14 days 1 day

*Official Visiting Scholars of the Faculty : a letter on headed paper from the department/faculty stating the duration of stay will be necessary for registration.

*Cambridge MA holders resident in Cambridge: a valid MA card and proof of address will be necessary upon registration.

Auto renewals are in place for our standard loans and will be renewed at regular intervals unless they are recalled.

Over the vacation, our standard loans will continue to auto-renew.  These loans cannot be recalled after the end of Term.  Overnight loans can be taken out over the vacation periods.


Fines are no longer charged but readers will be blocked from borrowing if they have at least 2 overdue recalled items from any of the University libraries.