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Catalogue Advice

Advice on using the library catalogue in the University of Cambridge to find books and other things.

Library catalogue

Please do not "Login to iDiscover" on the Sidney Library catalogue screens beside the self-service desk.
Your account could be accessed by other users after you leave.

  • iDiscover

    This catalogue replaced the old LibrarySearch and LibrarySearch+ catalogues, and now also replaces Newton. It allows searching of book catalogue records and licensed online content to which the University subscribes. It includes facilities for advanced searching, filtering of search results and detailed guidance for users.

  • The Newton catalogue was a direct creation of the old Library Management System (Voyager) and was shut down in December 2017.

If you need advice on searching iDiscover, or you do not find the books on the shelves as expected, please do not hesitate to ask Library staff. Remember that books shown as on the shelf may be in use at a desk without having been borrowed.

You can contact all Sidney Library staff via one e-mail: