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Updated 14/10/2022

Psychology Library Use

  • 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 - If you're an external user, please email and depending on staff availability and library space, the librarian will arrange a visit. 


Building and Library access

Psychology reception (ground floor) opening hours: Mon-Fri 9-12:30 and 13:30-17. 

Please note that if you do not have card access to the building you will not be able to enter the facilities out of those times.



  • All books borrowed must be issued using the self-issue machine, the borrowing register slip, or at the Library desk.

  • Books must not be marked.
  • Food is not permitted in the library.
  • The library welcomes you with your drink in a mug or travel cup.
  • Belongings should not be left unattended.

ⓘ If the fire alarm sounds, please exit immediately. The fire assembly point is outside the Geography Department.



The Main Library Room: 12 study desks, 2 small sofas and 2 armchairs in the main library room.

MacCurdy Library Room: We have a meeting space for 4-6 people in the MacCurdy Psychopathology Collection room. Please note that while this room can be booked for meetings and study groups, the room will continue to be open for users to access the shelves. 

The computer suite has 6 computers - On the 1st Floor, by the library. Collect your login and password from Computer Room 03 (Ground Floor) or email if you are a first time user.

Electronic Legal Deposit Terminal(eLD) - On the 1st Floor, by the library, we have one terminal/computer to access the Electronic Legal Deposit. Using your University card and DS-Print credit, you can print from PSY-FindMe DS-printer by the terminal.

Printer/scanner/copy - You can use the printer in the computer room or the printer room (room 111). To print, you need credit on your DS-Print account

Binding machine (manual) - We have a self-service binding facility which costs £1.00 per spiral biding + covers. Please ask at the Library Office.

The Psych Sanctuary (student common room) - Next door to the library, equipped with vending machines for snacks and drinks, a fridge, kettle and microwave. Seating includes café style tables, easy chairs and bean bags. Fits 16-20 people.

Lockers - In the PsychSanctuary, we also have lockers that students can borrow for the academic year. A £10 deposit is required.

Toilets - Gender neutral toilets are available on the ground floor by the stairs and on the first floor by the PsychSanctuary. A ladies' toilet is situated on the third floor and a Gentlemen's toilet on the fourth floor.



The library is on the first floor of the main Experimental Psychology building. For full accessibility information of the library and building, visit the Accessibility Page for the Psychology Building.external link 

The librarian can make special arrangements if needed. Don't hesitate to get in touch with us by email at


See also: 

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