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Library facilities in the School

Most departments in the School provide a library service with a specialist subject focus to support their teaching and research.  Several libraries also own important special collections of rare books and other material such as archives, manuscripts and flora.

For up to date news and information about the libraries in the School of Biological Sciences, please follow us on twitter @sbsLibraries

For detailed library and research support enquiries, please contact Sarah Crudge (Biological Sciences Librarian) and George Cronin (Deputy Librarian - Biological Sciences) by emailing sbslibraries@lib.cam.ac.uk

To find out about access to the departmental libraries please see the websites and contact details of individual libraries below.

Important COVID-19 Information:

Coronavirus means this academic year will be unlike any other, and our libraries have adapted in response. Please check the UL website for the most up to date information about their services. Check the individual library pages listed below for details of current services and access. There is also a handy COVID-19 guide for the Biological Sciences Libraries located on each libguide.

WebsiteEmailTelephoneOpening hours and location

Biochemistry Library Website

Biochemistry LibGuide

librarian@bioc.cam.ac.uk (01223 3) 33613

Department Members: 24/7 access via University card

Non-members: Monday - Thursday 08:30 - 17:00 (16:00 on Friday)

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Genetics Library Website

Genetics LibGuide

(01223 3) 33973

Department Members: 24/7 access via University card

The Library is staffed Monday - Friday afternoons and also on Wednesday mornings. Non-members should contact the Librarian for access during these times.

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Pathology LibGuide

01223
333064/ 765604

The Pathology Department has no physical library. Please contact the Biological Sciences Libraries Team for enquiries and support 

Pharmacology Libguide

01223
333064/ 765604

The Pharmacology Department has no physical library. Please contact the Biological Sciences Libraries Team for enquiries and support 

Physiology, Development and Neuroscience Website

Physiology, Development and Neuroscience Libguide

library@pdn.cam.ac.uk (01223 3) 33821

Department Members: 24/7 access via University card

Non-members: Monday - Friday 08:45-17:00

The Librarian is available 09:00-12:30 and 14:00-17:00 (16:00 on Friday)

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Plant Sciences Library Website

Plant Sciences Libguide

Ecology Libguide

(01223 3) 33930

Department Members: 24/7 access via University card

Non-members: Monday - Friday 08:30-17:00 (dependent on Reception being staffed)

The Library is staffed Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings.

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Psychology Library Website

Psychology Libguide

library@psychol.cam.ac.uk (01223 3) 33554

Department Members: 24/7 access via University card

Non-members: Monday - Thursday 09:00 - 17:00 (16:00 on Friday)

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Veterinary Medicine Libguide librarian@vet.cam.ac.uk

(01223 3)

37633

Department Members: 24/7 access via University card

Non-members: Monday - Thursday 09:00 - 3:30

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Zoology (Balfour & Newton Libraries) Website

Zoology Libguide

Ecology Libguide

zoo@lib.cam.ac.uk (01223 3) 36648

Department Members: 24/7 access via University card

Non-members: Monday - Thursday 08:30 - 17:00 (16:30 on Fridays)

During vacation the library closes half an hour earlier.

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