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Department of Engineering

Library and Information Service

About us

The Library aims to support teaching and research activities of the Department of Engineering by:

  • Collaborating and building partnerships with students and academics;
  • Developing print and electronic collections to meet those needs
  • Delivering sessions on a variety of topics, from literature searching and critical appraisal through to managing research data and making an impact with your research;
  • Providing additional services such as the enquiries desk, interlibrary loan, support with publishing technical reports and one-to-one consultations.

If you cannot come to the Library, just send us an email and we will answer it as soon as possible:

You can also check when an Engineering  librarian will be at West Cambridge:


Library staff:

NiamhNiamh Tumelty  | Department Librarian |

Niamh manages the Engineering Library and Information Service. This involves leading the library team, developing new services and evaluating existing ones, developing the print and electronic collections, ensuring that students and researchers are provided with support in using these resources, and whatever else lands on her desk.

Current projects include raising awareness of Open Access (especially in relation to the post-2014 REF), copyright matters, implementation of Moodle within the Department and research into library services required by the Department of Engineering.

Niamh is particularly interested in user education (information literacy) and staff development and has published and presented in these areas.



Emma Etteridge  | Information Services Librarian  |

The Information Services Librarian assists the Department Librarian in policy formulation and day-to-day operations of the library, provides user training, looks after the library’s online presence and has a key role in supporting the use of Moodle, the Department’s Virtual Learning Environment.




Xiaohong Zhao | Library Services Administrator |

Xiaohong participates in the interlibrary loan and document supply service, catalogues books, reports, theses and other items, answers queries from Library users and is responsible for selling CUED Technical Reports and issuing each report’s number.






Samantha | Library Services Administrator |

Samantha participates in the interlibrary loan and document supply service, is responsible for back cataloguing, and answers general queries to assist Library users. Samantha is currently coordinating the sale of books that have been withdrawn from the collection. Visit the library for more informaiton – funds raised will be divided between Cambridge RAG and the Library’s collection development budget.





Matthias | Library Services Administrator |

Matthias has been involved in rolling out the use of Moodle within the Department of Engineering, cataloguing and answering general queries to assist Library users.