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Biological Sciences Libraries

Students studying together in the Plant Sciences Library space

About the Plant Sciences Library

Access to the Plant Sciences Library in person is limited to current members of the Department. If you are from outside of the Department of Plant Sciences and wish to visit, please contact us to discuss arrangements:

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

Monographs, floras and taxonomic works are housed in the Cory and Herbarium Libraries.

We have also made an interactive introduction to the Library, with information on access, print and online resources, floorplans and more.







Online Library Services

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

  • For enquiries and research assistance, we can be contacted by email at .
  • We are also supporting 1:1 meetings using either Microsoft Teams or Zoom. To request a meeting you can email .
  • Online access to e-resources and databases are available on our Online Resources page.
  • Inter-Library Loan requests are available for items that can be delivered electronically through our colleagues at the University's Medical Library.
  • Recommendations for resources, including ebooks to support teaching and research can be submitted using the online form or sent to .

Any questions? Contact us!

Contact information

Librarian: Frances Marsh Academic Librarian: Dr Lauren Gardiner

The library is staffed Mondays 13:00 - 17:00, Tuesdays 13:00 - 17:30, Wednesdays 13:00 - 17:30 and Thursdays 9:00 - 12:30.



Tel: 01223 333930

Postal address:

Plant Sciences Library
Department of Plant Sciences
University of Cambridge
Downing Street
Cambridge CB2 3EA
United Kingdom