Edwin Leong Library

COVID Update 19th April 2021

We are pleased to announce that we are extending our opening hours from Monday 26th April 2021. Current members please check our Moodle site for further details.

Alternative Study Spaces are still available in the College (no pre-booking required) – please see our Moodle site for up-to-date information.


As a member of Hughes Hall, you can use our beautiful, peaceful library for your reading and learning.

Full information about using the Library can be found on the Library Services and Research Support page on the Hughes Hall Moodle site www.vle.cam.ac.uk, including desk booking, Library Induction videos and FAQs.

Contact the Library Team

Contact Kate Arhel (Librarian) and Catherine Munford (Deputy Librarian) by email (library@hughes.cam.ac.uk).

Library Guide

Click here to download our Library Guide.

Recommend a Book

We aim to provide core printed resources for undergraduate courses and for some taught masters courses. If we don’t have the book you need for your course, please complete our book request form: https://www.hughes.cam.ac.uk/student-centre/academic/library/user-information/book-request-form/ (If the book you need lies outside this scope, we recommend you contact your faculty librarians).

To request the purchase of an ebook, contact the UL: https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/book-recommend

COVID-19 Update: we are continuing to order and catalogue books behind the scenes but please be aware the books may take longer than usual to arrive and process.

Special Collections

For information on the Ohtake Collection, our magnificent collection of First World War poets, editions of works by and about Ted Hughes, and fine print and private press books, click here: www.hughes.cam.ac.uk/student-centre/academic/library/ohtake-collection/

For information about our College Archives, click here: www.hughes.cam.ac.uk/student-centre/academic/library/library-archives/

Amazon Affiliate

Support the College’s library by making purchases from Amazon via the link below. A proportion of every purchase made via the link will be remitted to the College by Amazon. You pay no extra on your purchase.

Hughes Hall Amazon Affiliate link

A peaceful space for reading and learning