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Welcome to the website for the Plant Sciences Library at the University of Cambridge.

** Please see our news page for information regarding any changes to service. As of october 2012, the Plant Scis Library is on its way to establishing its new look after a refurb. Come and have a look at the changes!

** The form needed to access the library at the Sainsbury Building is available from the Department intranet site. Please go to ‘Forms to download’ page [Raven protected]

Although many plant scientists now access most of the information they need online, the Plant Sciences Library retains a large amount of older material that is still in frequent use – and could be used more if researchers were aware of what we hold!

All our books and journals appear on the University of Cambridge library catalogue, but we also hold archive material and reprints that are not represented on a publicly-available catalogue. See What’s in the Library for a rough guide.

Visitors are welcome, but are strongly advised to contact us first, both to check our holdings and the accessibility of the items they need, and for help with finding these items. Please note that there are separate library facilities in both the Herbarium and in the Cory Library [both at the University Botanic Gardens] and an appointment must be made to visit either of these. Floras and monographs – some of which were once housed in the ‘main’ library – have now moved to the Sainsbury Building. At the moment all our collections are reasonably accessible. See the Information for visitors for more details.

Please follow the links above or on the right for further information.