University of Cambridge SafePod

SafePod Summary


Cambridge University Library
West Road




East of England

Opening Hours

10:00 - 16:00


Cambridge University Library is located to the West of the city, a few minutes' walk from the city centre, and 10-15 minutes by taxi from the main railway and bus stations. It is reached by a drive from West Road. There is limited parking to the front of the library.

Fire Alarm Information

In the event of a fire alarm please leave the building by the nearest available exit and proceed to the muster point in the car park at the front of the building

Contact Details

Rose Giles
01223 333030

Number of monitors


Data Centres available from this SafePod

SAIL Databank
Scottish Government
National Records of Scotland
UK Data Service
Health and Social Care Northern Ireland
Office for National Statistics

Access Policy

Users must follow the University's Covid-19 working guidelines. Users from outside the University of Cambridge should report to the Reader Services desk on the ground floor of the library and ask to speak to a SafePod Coordinator.

You must be registered with the library before you can enter the library building. If you are not registered then follow the instructions on our library web page.


The SafePod is located on the first floor of the building, near the main Reading Room. Information on step free access can be found along with further information for disabled users, including parking on our library web page. A floor plan is also available.

Accessible toilets are located near to the SafePod and elsewhere on the first floor.

If you have specific requirements we would be pleased to help. Please contact the Library for further assistance.

Lone Working Policy

There is no lone working policy. Use of the SafePod is unsupervised.
Founded in 1209, the University of Cambridge is one of the world's oldest universities and leading academic centres, and a self-governed community of scholars. Its reputation for outstanding academic achievement is known worldwide and reflects the intellectual achievement of its students, as well as its world-class original research.

The University of Cambridge SafePod is located on the first floor of the main University Library, the largest of over 100 libraries serving the University, around 10 minutes' walk from the city centre.