Good news – some library services are now open. Cambridge University Library is now open for book returns, Click and Collect, and Scan and Deliver services (current staff and students only). Please note that Scan and Deliver is for literature only, not sheet music. More information on these services is available at https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/search-and-find/zero-contact-services
However much of the UL and the Faculty and Departmental Libraries still remain closed to the public. You can find information on how to access Library services during this time on the regularly updated FAQs section: https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/news/coronavirus-faqs
The Pendlebury is currently not open, but two book-drop boxes are available at the Sidgwick site. The book-drops accept books from across Cambridge (including the UL).
If you are returning to a college to clear your room, please check with your college, as some are accepting books from libraries across the university, and will be happy to take your returns and forward them on to the appropriate institution.
The UL is also accepting returns by post. See the Zero-contact page mentioned above for further information.
However you return your books: if you return Pendlebury volumes please let the staff know via the Pendlebury email. Be aware that it may take some time for the volumes to register as returned on the system.
It is hoped that some music library staff will be returning to the UL at least part time in the near future; and there will be more information around this, and the partial re-opening of reading rooms nearer the time.
In the meantime, library staff are working from home and you can contact us as usual via email (UL Music email and/or Pendlebury email) and through our online request forms (http://libguides.cam.ac.uk/music/collections).
We’ll do our best to help in any way we can.