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Psychology Library Use

  • Psychology Undergraduates Part IA & IB - Access the library from 9-17 Monday to Friday.
  • Psychology Undergraduates Part II - Full 24 hours access.
  • Psychology Postgraduates and staff - Full 24 hours access.
  • Cambridge students and staff - Access to the collection on request.
  • Visitors - This library has access restricted to members of the University of Cambridge during 2022.


➤ Building and Library access

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

The Psychology library doors open from Mon-Fri 9-5. 

*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.


➤ Rules:

  • We expect masks to be worn in all public and shared spaces in our buildings even when seated (updated 25/Feb/2022)
  • Hand sanitisers are available around the library, and their use is highly recommended on the way in and out.
  • 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.


➤ Facility 

The Main Library Room: 12 study desks & 2 small sofas main library room.

MacCurdy Library Room: a meeting table for 4-6 in the MacCurdy Psychopathology Collection room. Please note that this room is also booked for meeting and study groups. < Check room availability >

The computer suite has 6 computers - On the 1st Floor, by the library. Collect your login and password from Computer Room 03 (Ground Floor) 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 Cam-Card and DS credits, you can print from PSY-FindMe DS-printer (room 111 and computer room).

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

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

Toilets - Share 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


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 Cam Map 

Today's opening hours:

Mon-Fri 9 to 17 

Access restrict to Psychology members.

  • Students
  • Postgraduates
  • Staff



Daniele Campello (Library Information Supervisor)

Dr Dénes Szücs (Academic Librarian)

Oliwia Stecko (Undergraduate Rep)

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