The Library takes its name from Sir Adolphus Ward, who was Master from 1900 to his death in 1924
Peterhouse Library Guide
Two students work together in the library

The Ward Library

For information about accessing the library and using library resources during the COVID-19 pandemic, please see this page: Using the library during COVID-19.

The Ward Library is the working library of Peterhouse.  The library contains a growing collection of more than 60,000 volumes in addition to two computer rooms, scanning and photocopying facilities.  The library aims to keep up with the requirements of undergraduate reading lists and will always attempt to acquire books requested by current students.  There is always a member of Library staff present to respond to enquiries and to assist College students and senior staff.

The College Library is open only to members of Peterhouse. 

The Library takes its name from Sir Adolphus Ward, who was Master from 1900 to his death in 1924
Peterhouse Library Guide