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The Whipple Library was founded on the gift of Robert Stewart Whipple of his rare scientific books to the University in 1944, and is the largest specialist library in the history and philosophy of science and medicine in the UK. It functions as the Departmental Library and provides the basis for research and teaching at both undergraduate and graduate level.

The library staff aim to provide an informative and friendly service for all readers. If you have any questions about the service please do not hesitate to contact us and we will do our best to help you.

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14 April 2015

Easter Term
Late opening to 7pm resumes with the start of full term on Tuesday 21 April (remember to get your Uni card activated for the swipecard door into the Storey's Gate archway if you haven't done this already), and all books borrowed for the vacation are due back on the same day. Looking forward to welcoming you back to work in our lovely space!

14 April 2015

Solar eclipse revisited
If you missed a good view of the solar eclipse last month, there's still a chance to view our display of selected descriptions and illustrations of eclipses in print from the 16th to the early 20th centuries in the display cases on Level 1.

14 April 2015

Museums at Night
The Library will be taking part in the Whipple's Museums at Night event on Friday 15 May, from 6–8pm. Join us for a special display of books on microscopy from the collection of Prof. Gerard Turner, alongside specialist talks from Whipple researchers.