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Click & Collect Service

Book an appointment to collect books fetched for you from the lobby of the Alison Richard Building.

As you book your appointment to collect, you'll provide information about the books you want. We require either:

  • The book's name, author and classmark of the African Studies, or South Asian Studies Library item
  • OR the iDiscover permalink for the African Studies, or South Asian Studies Library item (see below for how to copy that)

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You'll be able to collect the books in the 4 allotted slots per week (Monday 10:30-11:30, Tuesday 11:00-12:00, Thursday 12:00-13:00, Friday 15:00-16:00) and we require 1 working day's notice to fetch the books (if you're requesting books for Monday, you will need to request by 10:30am on a Friday)  

From the entrance of the Alison Richard Building, walk straight ahead to the tables and sofas by the glass doors at the back of the building.  A member of staff will be waiting to greet you there, with the books in bags, identified by your CRSid (if the weather is inclement, please bring a suitable waterproof bag to protect your books)

Note that these appointments are at a time when the libraries are closed to users, you may not visit the libraries, but you may return any books from the African Studies & South Asian Studies libraries at the same time.

While this service is available to all members of the University of Cambridge for African Studies Library books, please note that only South Asian Studies members have borrowing rights at the South Asian Studies Library.   
For University of Cambridge readers who are not a member of South Asian Studies, please contact rmr29@cam.ac.uk


Terms and Conditions of Booking

Unless you have a medical exemption, you will be required to wear a face covering at all times in the Alison Richard Building, and for the duration of your visit.

In addition, you should ensure that you are practising social distancing from other people in the lobby area.

Finally, you should not come to the building if you are feeling unwell.

Friday, October 9, 2020 Show more dates
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Time Zone:
UK, Ireland, Lisbon Time (change)
Alison Richard Building
Registration has closed.

Event Organizer

Jenni Skinner