Do you want to find out about your house, Cottenham or the local area? Cottenham Library has a good collection of books about things of local interest, historical and recent history. If they don’t have what you are looking for then they may be able to point you in the right direction.
You can find local pictures of the past on the Cottenham Community Archive website.
In the Central Library in Cambridge there is an extensive archive of Cambridgeshire related information. For instance there are old maps, photographs, old local newspapers and journals, street directories, old electoral registers and handbills. You can find out more about the local studies collections and search the library catalogue online.