The McGowin Library

The McGowin Library is Pembroke’s own library, only accessible to members of the College. It has both key textbooks and a wealth of further reading for all undergraduate courses offered at Pembroke, plus many resources for post-graduates.

There is an extensive DVD collection of films in multiple languages, as well as a reference collection, and a small selection of recreational reading. Study space is available 24/7, as is the library’s printer/copier, and the self issue machine means that students can borrow books even when staff are not available.

Hear from our Librarian

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Laura Cracknell

The role of the library is to ensure that all students have everything they need to successfully complete their courses. As well as providing books and study space, library staff can help with research skills, referencing, and buying books on request as needed.