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The Department has carried out a comprehensive COVID-19 risk assessment process and has opened to allow research work to take place. To ensure the safety of our staff, a range of measures to reduce building occupancy and allow strict social distancing have been introduced, including increased cleaning and hygiene regimes. We are currently not accepting visitors so please continue to contact us by email until further notice.

Department of Plant Sciences


Information about available Library services and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Please refer to the dedicated section of the Plant Sciences LibGuide, which provides an up-to-date overview of available services across Cambridge University Libraries.

General advice and guidance for staff and students can be found on the central University page on Coronavirus, and on the Stay Safe Cambridge Uni page.

Welcome to the Plant Sciences and Herbarium Library

Useful information on resources (print and online) and research support can be found on the Plant Sciences LibGuide.

Physical Library Services

Due to a new national lockdown being announced in January 2021, the physical Library won’t operate for at least part of Lent Term. The seat booking system has been switched off and books cannot be borrowed.

Of course our electronic resources continue to be available and we will be very happy to assist with any questions. Please refer to the LibGuide for up-to-date general information on Library services during COVID-19 for Biological Sciences and beyond, including Click & Collect services and Scan & Deliver.

Online Library Services

The Library provides access to a wide range of online resources, information, and services, including:​


Any questions? Contact us!

Contact information

Librarian: Mehves Dignum  Academic Librarian: Dr Lauren Gardiner



Tel: 01223 333930