the Squire Law Library is embedded in the Faculty of Law and occupies the top three floors of the building. It is now categorised as an affiliated library of Cambridge University Library and is one of the largest academic legal collections in the UK. The Squire aims to support and underpin the teaching and research activities of the students and researchers associated with the Cambridge Faculty of Law.
The Library is open to all holders of a Cambridge University Identification Card, a Cambridge University Library Readers Ticket, Cambridge graduates, members of the University and others at the discretion of the Squire Law Librarian.
Availability of material
The vast majority of the library's materials are available on open access. Those items that are kept in storage can be requested by contacting the Library Reference Desk. The collections that are kept on closed access include the antiquarian legal history material held in the Maitland Legal History Room, the historical Labour Law collection, legal biographies and the numerous old editions of prominent legal texts which are kept in storage in the basement floors of the building.
Rules relating to borrowing
The Squire is essentially a reference library only and borrowing is therefore not permitted. The collections are intended to be in constant use as a reference collection. LLM students are allowed to borrow from their own dedicated LLM collection on an overnight, and an over-the-weekend, basis.
Teaching and learning support is provided to students studying the LLM via the Virtual Learning Environment Moodle. Moodle is accessible with University Raven credentials at www.vle.cam.ac.uk
Moodle is the repository for resources such as the syllabus and reading list for each paper, lecture handouts and slides, reading material, course communications and other content.