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Herbarium Library

The Herbarium Library is located in a room adjacent to the University Herbarium. They are both housed in a new facility in the Sainsbury Laboratory, in the Botanic Garden.

The Herbarium Library contains the material of primary interest to those using the Herbarium, ie:

  • Floras
  • Works on taxonomy and systematics, including nineteenth-century works
  • Monographs
  • Simpson Collection of UK floras
  • Some serials related to taxonomy

The Herbarium Library is currently not available. Please contact if you have any questions.




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.