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Welcome to the Department of Psychology library


We have a subject specialist librarian located in the Department of Psychology. With the Biological Sciences Library Team, the librarian provides services and support to departmental students and members.

Find more about our librarian team.

Opening hours

Staffed hours - Mon-Thu 10-3.


  • Psychology Undergraduates Part IA & IB - Access the library from 9-12:30 and 13:30-17 Monday to Friday.
  • Psychology Undergraduates Part II - Full 24 hours access.
  • Psychology Postgraduates and staff - Full 24 hours access.
  • Cambridge students and staff - Access the library from 9-12:30 and 13:30-17 Monday to Friday.
  • Visitors - On request, depending on space and staff availability. 



Follow us on our Instagram @psychology_library and we will update you on any changes and availability of the study desks when exceeding capacity. 



New student/researcher?

We have a page with information to guide you through your first days.



Psychology Library Services


➤ Digital Services

Digital Services are currently offered by the SBS library team. 


➤ Physical 

Searching & Borrowing in Psychology library


➤ Help for students and researchers (all levels)

The Psychology Library, as part of the School of Biological Sciences Libraries, has a team of librarians working on providing resources and support in and out of the library space. Contact us with your question and we will get back to you with the guidance necessary and if you wish, we can also book a 1-2-1 support via Teams, Zoom or Google Teams.

The School of Biological Sciences library team offers courses and sessions to help you develop your skills. Visit the site for dates and more information.

Visit our Drop-in sessions form and list the dates you are available.


Psychology Collection 

The collection supports our departmental research groups/labs and teaching/learning from undergraduate to PostDoctoral research. 


➤ Psychology Library Catalogue

IDiscover search box- library catalog

Select "Psychology Library" on IDiscover to retrieve physical resources available in our library. A computer with the IDiscover page is available at the library entrance, but the website can access via any computer or mobile device connected to the internet. Visit

Visit the IDiscover quick guide for the full functions of the platform. 


➤ Returning Books

A dropbox is available on the library desk. Department of Psychology, Downing Street - Click here for the Downing Site map


➤ Online Reading List (Psychology Undergraduates)  


The Reading Lists Online contains recommended resources from your course Papers Guide, linking the bibliographic record to the electronic resource or library catalogue lists (where electronic is not available only). The list also includes scanned chapters, but please note that to comply with CLA when downloading the scanned PDF, you must log in via your Moodle course to authenticate your access. 

Some lectures will recommend reading on the lecture day; please note that any extra reading recommended in class may not be listed on the platform Reading List Online. Check with your lecturer. 



➤ Virtual Learning Environment



On MOODLE, you will find the links to the reading list with some scanned chapters, lecture notes and more.

If you do not have access to your Moodle course, send an email to

ⓘ If you want to find out more about our courses, visit the Department of Psychology website.

ⓘ See also the page for Undergraduates Transferable skills.  



Postgraduate students will find courses and seminars links in the postgraduate pages of the Department of Psychology Website.


Postdocs and Researchers

Researchers/Postdocs will find many Talks posted on the Psychology talks and events page.



Information you may need:


Psychology Library

Searching & Borrowing 


Psychol Support

  ↳ Library Induction

  ↳ Research Support 

  ↳ Letter from an Undergraduate

  ↳ Subject Guide 

  ↳ APA In-text citation style    


  ↳ Building Accessibility 

  ↳ Find us  

  ↳ WI-FI, Printing and Software

Reading List Online




Address The Library 
Department of Psychology 
Downing Street 
Telephone      01223 333554
Find us Cam Map 

Opening hours: 

Access is restricted to Psychology members.

Mon-Fri 9 to 17

  • Students Part IA/IB 

24 hours card access

  • Students Part II
  • Postgraduates
  • Staff



Alina Wanitzek (Librarian)

Dr Mirjana Bozic (Academic Librarian)

Oliwia Stecko (Undergraduate Rep)




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