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Welcome to the website for the Plant Sciences Library at the University of Cambridge.

Although many plant scientists now access most of the information they need online, the Plant Sciences Library retains a large amount of older material that is still in frequent use – and could be used more if researchers were aware of what we hold!

All our books and journals appear on the University of Cambridge library catalogue, which is searched using iDiscover. We also hold archive material and reprints that are not represented on a publicly-available catalogue. See What’s in the Library for a rough guide.

Visitors from other Cambridge departments, and from 'outside' the University, are welcome. All visitors are strongly advised to contact us first, both to check our holdings and the accessibility of the items they need, and for help with finding these items. Those who are not members of the University should complete an application form - available here.

Please note that there are two other libraries associated with the Department which also hold material of interest. The Herbarium Library and much of the material from the Cory Library are now housed in the same space - in the Sainsbury Laboratory in the Botanic Garden. An appointment must usually be made to visit either of these. Visitors to the Herbarium Library need to contact .

See the Information for visitors for more details.

Contact details

Please use e-mail if possible :

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

Librarian : Mehves Dignum
Academic Libn : Prof. David Coomes