Old Library, Jesus College

Last updated 24th March 2009 
Name of library Old Library, Jesus College 
Address Jesus College, Cambridge CB5 8BL
Telephone  01223 339405 
Fax 01223 324910 
E-mail  archives@jesus.cam.ac.uk
Website http://www.jesus.cam.ac.uk 
Alternative names  
Contact & Job Title Dr Frances Willmoth,  Archivist & Assistant to the Keeper of the Old Library
Purpose & main user community of the library Open to research scholars 
Terms of access By appointment and with letter of introduction 
Opening hours Roughly 10-1 and 2-6, dates and exact times negotiable 
Disabled access Stairs to 2nd floor – no lift 
Lending to other libraries & visitors No. Does not lend to anyone. 
Number of volumes 9,000 total; 1,000 theology 
Periodicals – Back Issues Some C19, not separately listed 
Current Periodicals  
Other materials Medieval and some early modern mss 
Volumes added per year None 
Coverage A fairly typical academic collection of late C15-19. 
Special Collections  Malthus collection (From the family of T.R. Malthus the economist) including some C18-19
Manuscripts Medieval mss are described in printed catalogue by M.R. James (1895). They include volumes from Durham and RI. 
Research resource All, late C15-19, with a possibility of some unique material of international value 
Catalogue Type  Card
URL of catalogue  
Other facilities Limited photocopying. Photography and microfilming via the University Library 
Full Time Staff  
Part Time Staff  1
Voluntary Staff  
Changes in next five years affecting the above  
Anything else about the library