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The Psychology Library space with wooden bookshelves, desks and potted plants.

Welcome to the Department of Psychology Library

The Psychology Library offers a cosy study space and print collections covering core subject areas on the first floor of the department building. Alina Wanitzek is the librarian and webmaster for Psychology – find her at the information desk Mondays to Thursdays, or email with any questions.

Library Services

Services provided by the Psychology Library include:

  • Support with enquiries (in person and via email or Teams)
  • Support for Reading Lists Online
  • Undergraduate study skills training
  • One-to-one support with literature searching, referencing and troubleshooting
  • Research support, including open access and data management
  • Copyright support

Digital Services (e-resources)

Digital Services are currently offered by the Biological Sciences Libraries team. 

Print resources

See Searching & Borrowing in the Psychology Library.

Postgraduate skills

If you're looking for support with research skills at postgraduate level, have a look at our Training pages and the Research Skills Series.

The library space

Our library holds print collections covering material on undergraduate reading lists as well as research topics relevant to the department. For more information, visit the Psychology Collections page. We have twelve desk spaces and a sofa corner for more relaxed study. The MacCurdy Room, which is separate from the main library space, can be booked for group study or meetings for up to six people. Printing and PC facilities are available in the computer room next to the library. More details on our spaces can be found on the Facilities page.


The library is open to students and staff in the Psychology Department, as well as other University members. External users can contact the library to arrange a visit. Department members with card access have 24 hour access to the library.

Access hours by user group:

  • Psychology Undergraduates Part IA & IB - Access to the library during reception opening hours, from 9am-12:30pm and 1:30-5pm Monday to Friday.
  • Psychology Undergraduates Part II - 24 hour card access.
  • Psychology Postgraduates and staff - 24 hour card access.
  • Cambridge students and staff - Access to the library during reception opening hours, from 9am-12:30pm and 1:30-5pm Monday to Friday.
  • Visitors - On request, depending on space and staff availability.

Contact information

Librarian: Alina Wanitzek (she/her)  Academic Librarian: Dr Greg Davis
Phone: 01223 333554
Postal address: Library, Department of Psychology, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EB

 Follow us on Instagram @psychology_library



New student/researcher?

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


Virtual Learning Environment


On Moodle, you will find links to your reading lists 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 Psychology Library on the University Map

Access hours:

Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm

  • Part IA/IB Students

24 hours card access

  • Part II Students
  • Postgraduates
  • Staff

By appointment

  • Visitors



Alina Wanitzek (Librarian)

Dr Greg Davis (Academic Librarian)

Sir Frederic Bartlett Archive