Access and rules


The Olisa Library is open to members of Fitzwilliam College ONLY. Your University Card is used to unlock the door.

Opening hours

The Library is open 24 hours a day.

The Library Office is staffed from 9am until 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Members of College are requested not to admit non-members to the Library. Members of the University wishing to use the Library should contact the Librarian in advance.


These rules are for the benefit of everyone, to ensure that the Library is a space which is conducive to study.

  • Food is not allowed and drinks are allowed in containers with secure lids. Do not bring in disposable coffee cups or takeaway food
  • Ink bottles are not allowed and will be removed
  • Mobile phones must be silenced. Audible use of a phone is fined £5
  • Rucksacks, large bags and cycle helmets should be stored under tables
  • Laptops should be used quietly
  • Music players should also be used quietly so that they do not disturb other readers
  • Smoking is forbidden

Please ensure that you observe these rules.