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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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29 April 2015

May Bank Holidays
The Library will be open from 10am to 7pm on Monday 4 May and Monday 25 May 2015. Please note that because of reduced opening hours in the rest of the Department on those days, access to the Library between 4pm and 7pm will be via the swipecard entrance in the Storey's Gate archway only (take your Uni card to reception to be activated if you haven't done this already). Phone us on 01223 334547 if you're stuck!

14 April 2015

Museums at Night
The Library will be taking part in the Whipple's Museums at Night event on Friday 15 May, from 6–8pm. Join us for a special display of books on microscopy from the collection of Prof. Gerard Turner, alongside specialist talks from Whipple researchers.