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Corpus Christi College University of Cambridge

Parker Library

A jewel in the Corpus crown

Our historic Parker Library is a treasure trove of rare medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, as well as early printed books. We are proud to welcome scholars from across the world to view its collection.

The Library is named after its greatest benefactor, Archbishop Matthew Parker (1504-75) who donated over 400 manuscripts to the college in 1575, including the 6th-century Gospels of St Augustine and the oldest manuscript of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle.

View online

Almost all manuscripts in the collection have been fully digitised and can be viewed online on Parker on the Web.

Those with an interest in rare books and manuscripts can now follow the Parker Library Blog.

View in person

There are regular exhibitions in the Library. Public tours are offered by Visit Cambridge on Monday and Thursday afternoons, subject to availability. Private tours may also be booked by contacting the Library, and members of the College can visit at other times and bring guests, as long as they arrange this in advance.

Contact us

To book a visit or find out more, please contact

Parker Library
Corpus Christi College

Tel: 01223 338025 | 01223 761529




Dr Alexander Devine:

Dr Anne McLaughlin:

Library Assistant: Carlotta Barranu