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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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21 July 2016

Occasional lunchtime closures
The Library will be closed from 12.30–1.30pm on the following dates in August: Friday 19, Thursday 25 and Friday 26. With apologies for any inconvenience caused.

22 June 2016

Summer opening hours
The Library is open from 9.15am to 5pm on weekdays throughout the summer, so please come and use the space if you're around. Undergraduates joining or continuing with HPS next year are very welcome to borrow for the vacation with loans running through to October.

12 May 2016

Spanning the Whipple from A–Z
Do visit our blog for weekly mini-posts in the #WhippleAZ series, which highlights 26 items/themes from our special collections from April to October.