Cookies Disclaimer

This site uses the following cookies, which are stored on your device:

  • CSRF Token: This protects you from Cross Site Request Forgeries
  • Session ID: This allows the site to verify whether you are logged on
  • Cookie Acceptance Cookie: This means that you only see this banner once by allowing the site to check if you have already clicked the accept button below.

By continuing to use this site without modifying your browser settings to reject cookies, you grant us the right to store these cookies on your device.

I agree


The Caving Library Books Catalogue Missing Books

Location & Access

The CUCC library is situated in Pembroke College, on M staircase:

View Larger Map

The key is kept at the Porter's Lodge; ask for the "Caving Club Library" key, the porter will look at you blankly but eventually find it.

Library Lock

To get there from the Porters' Lodge go straight ahead along the left side of the court and through an arch past the hall and kitchens. Continue ahead to M staricase at the opposite side of the next court. Go up the spiral staricase just inside the door to the 2nd (top) floor, then follow the corridor round to the left and through a door. The library is in two padlocked cupboards immediately on your right - identified by a tiny label saying 'CUCC'. The left hand cupboard contains Journals and Guidebooks. The right hand cupboard contains other literature.

The Library

The CUCC Library

CUCC has a collection of books, journals, and club archives that are kept in Pembroke College

Using the Library

Club members are welcome to borrow books or journals from the library (with the exception of guidebooks, which are not usually borrowable by individuals, as they are needed for club meets). When borrowing books please ensure that you fill in the loan book and return the volume within a fortnight - other people may want the same book, especially in the case of techniques manuals. Non-club members wishing to use the library should contact the librarian.


The catalogues are currently being updated. The catalogue of books is complete - so please pass any new additions to the librarian so that they can be properly catalogued too. The cataloguing of journals is ongoing....

The catalogue of books can be found here.

Cambridge Underground: The CUCC Journal

In days gone by, the CUCC would publish a journal of their comings and goings in and around the caves of the world. Sadly, a dip in membership caused the loss of this tradition. It is the hope of the author of this website (T. Crossley, 2019) that it will go some of the way to replacing that lost asset. If time and motivation can be found, we may even produce the journal once more (with the help of the revived trip blogging system).

The last issue was in 2012, and can be read online here.

If you wish to contribute to the revival of the journal, please get in touch!

Missing Books

Previous library inventories were done in 1993 and partially done in 1998. Books that were listed in those but are now not in the library are listed here. If you have any of these, or know where they might be, please let the librarian know.

The current list of missing books can be found here.

Scanned Volumes

While we have scanned Images of all the club journals, we have not yet got a collection of scanned logbooks.