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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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18 March 2015

Vacation opening hours
The Library will be open on weekdays from 9.15am to 5.00pm throughout the Easter vacation, except on Friday 3 and Monday 6 April, when we close for the Easter weekend. Do come and use the work space!

11 March 2015

Vacation borrowing
Undergraduate borrowing for the Easter Vacation starts at 10am on Thursday 12 March. Open shelf books borrowed from that date will be due back on Tuesday 21 April.