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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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18 April 2016

Anatomy on show
Our current book display on Level 1 explores connections between anatomists and artists linked by location and events through a selection of student textbooks and manuals spanning the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries. Viewing welcome during normal Library opening hours.

17 March 2016

UL exhibition: Lines of Thought: Discoveries that Changed the World
Cambridge University Library's 600th anniversary exhibition is now open to the public in the Milstein Exhibition Centre (to the right of the entrance hall) until 30 September. With several items from the Whipple Museum on display and further contributions from HPS staff, it's worth a visit! Admission free.
Lines of Thought online