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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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06 November 2015

Science in Print
The Whipple's popular 'Science in Print' seminar series returns with the first session in the 'Hand Press Period' mini-series on 11 November (11–12.30 in the Old Library). Please note that due to demand, this seminar is open to those who have pre-booked only. Further details from ahr23.

07 October 2015

Late opening for Michaelmas Term
The Library will be open from 9.15am to 7.00pm on weekdays during full term. Please remember to get your University card set up at main Reception for swipecard access from 5.30–7.00pm.

15 September 2015

Colour science
Our new display on Level 1 combines books and instruments from the Whipple's collections to chart the study of colour from the 17th to the 20th centuries. Accessible during normal Library opening hours – all welcome.