Rare books in cabinets

During the planned refurbishments to the Plant Scis Library, the cabinets in which the rare books were kept will be removed. As the Department will no longer have a safe  and secure place for these valuable and unique items, most of them have been transferred to the University Library Rare Books Room. There they will be properly cared for, securely stored, and in fact more accessible than they were in Plant Sciences. Some items have been transferred to the Cory Library, and others to the Herbarium Library [both in the Botanic Gardens].

Catalogue records will be amended shortly, but some of these items were never catalogued in the first place. If you wish to consult an item you believe to have been held in the cabinets, please contact us on library@plantsci.ac.uk and we can confirm if it was transferred, and where it is held now.

As items sent to Rare Books need to be processed, it is advisable to contact them before visiting the University Library, on rarebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk

 

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