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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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03 December 2014

Vacation opening hours
The Library will remain open from 9.15am to 5.00pm throughout the vacation, except from 23 December to 2 January inclusive, when the Department will be closed for the Christmas and New Year holiday. We look forward to seeing you again when we re-open on Monday 5 January 2015.

03 December 2014

Vacation borrowing
Borrowing for the Christmas vacation for undergraduates (Part IB & Part II) starts on Thursday 4 December, and open shelf books borrowed from that date will be due back on Tuesday 13 January 2015. The borrowing period for all others users remains unchanged.