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Plant Sciences and Herbarium Library

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

Study space: From Friday 9 October 2020, the Plant Sciences Library is operating a booking system for study spaces. Please book in advance if you want to study in the Library. Only Department members can book seats in the Plant Sciences Library. The booking form can be accessed through the Part II Plant Sciences Moodle course, the Department Intranet (Library page), and the Plant Sciences Teams channel (Library tab in Dept Information 2020-21). Please email the Library if you have trouble accessing the form.

Borrowing: It is now possible for Department members to borrow books from the Plant Sciences Library again. Please enter yourself on the Department's access spreadsheet (Downing Site tab) if you're planning to come into the Library to borrow a book. When you've found your book in the Library, use the online borrowing form to record your loan.

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: Alina Wanitzek  Academic Librarian: Dr Lauren Gardiner



Tel: 01223 333930


Contact details

Please use e-mail if possible :

Dept. of Plant Sciences
University of Cambridge
Downing St, Cambridge CB2 3EA
Phone : 01223 333930

Librarian : Alina Wanitzek
Academic Libn : Dr Lauren Gardiner

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.