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Whipple Library

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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11 June 2015

Vacation borrowing
Undergraduates returning next year are very welcome to borrow Whipple books for the summer. The due date for vacation loans is Tuesday 6 October. Borrowing for graduates and all other users remains unchanged.

11 June 2015

Summer opening
The Library will be open from 9.15am to 5.00pm on weekdays throughout the summer, and we actively welcome people to use the work space during that period. Please note that we will close at the earlier time of 3.45pm on Friday 19 June due to a Departmental event. Exceptionally, we will also be closed all day on the following dates: Friday 3 July, Friday 21 August, and Monday 31 August.