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Psychology Library Collection 

Our collection supports our departmental research groups/labs, and teaching/learning from the Undergraduate level to PostDoctoral research.


See also: Searching & Borrowing


➤ Main Library Collection 

Our collection goes beyond books available online and has a first-class collection of print resources.

The collection development policy is focused in support research and learning in the Department. We cover advanced topics for our Departmental Research Groups/Labs, and teaching/learning resources from an undergraduate level to PostDoctoral research in Psychology.

More information on our main collection topics is available on our Libguides page. 


➤ MacCurdy Library

Established from the personal books of Dr John Thomson MacCurdy, 1886-1947, we continue the develop the Psychopathology collection physically and electronically. 


➤ Theses, dissertations and projects

Psychology PhD Theses, you can search using IDiscover here. They are physically located in the MacCurdy Library.

Psychology Undergraduate dissertations and projects are available in the Library Office and digital copies on the PBS II AND NST II Moodle course for students enrolled on the courses only. BBS Dissertations are also available in this database created by the SBS library team. 

For more information ask the Librarian here.


➤ Journals 

Our library current subscriptions are only for e-journals. We do offer a unique collection in our library that can be accessed via IDiscover.

Use the advanced search, selecting for material type 'journals', search filter for subject 'psychology'  and selecting library 'Psychology. See filtered list for psychology physical journals. 

Our e-journals are available on the IDiscover platform.

Also, we offer 'BrowZine' that gives you the ability to browse journals, subscribed and store them on a personal bookshelf.

See more about e-journals.


➤ Special/Rare Book 

From books out of print to unique titles from our collection that are difficult to find, this collection is conserved with the archive and listed on IDiscover as "store" for reference only. Visit our page for more information.


➤ The archive

The Departmental Archive contains rare and unique materials from key figures working in Experimental Psychology at Cambridge from 1870 onwards.

Department of Psychology Repository




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 

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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