The Cambridge Theological Federation Library consists of the collections of its twelve member institutions and is home to a wide range of theological resources. The ecumenical nature of the collections provides a wealth of resources for staff, students, researchers and sabbatical visitors. As well as having access to these libraries, Federation staff, students and sabbatical visitors are able to use many renowned libraries in Cambridge.
With students and staff across the globe, the Federation library services deliver a range of digital resources including ebooks and ejournals, and provide support and training to enable all users to access these services.
The libraries are open to all members of the Federation; external users are welcome to use the libraries for a small fee. All members of Cambridge University are welcome to register with the Federation libraries: just email firstname.lastname@example.org prior to your visit. Library opening hours vary between institutions: download the full guide to the CTF libraries here.
The Federation Library is committed to diversifying our collections to include a wider spectrum of authors and address under-representation in relation to ethnicity, culture, and gender identity. We are also working to enhance our collections on contemporary theological issues including postcolonial theology, ecotheology, disability theology, queer theology, as well as new perspectives on subjects like Decolonisation, Biblical Studies, Mission, and Christianity in the Global South. With the generous support of the Jerusalem Trust, in 2022 the Library undertook a project to address these needs and grow our collections.