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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

Reading Lists Online


Main Library Collection 

We have a first-class collection of print resources. The collection development policy is focused on supporting 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 can be found using iDiscover. They are physically located in the MacCurdy Library.

Psychology Undergraduate dissertations and projects are available in the Library Office and digital copies can be found 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 Biological Sciences Libraries team. 

For more information ask the Librarian.



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, select the material type 'journals', filter by subject 'Psychology' and 'Psychology Library'. See filtered list for psychology physical journals.

Our e-journals are available through the iDiscover platform.

We also offer BrowZine which gives you the ability to browse journals and store them on a personal bookshelf.

See more about e-journals.


Special Collections/Rare Books

From books out of print to unique titles from our collection that are difficult to find, this collection is kept in the archive and listed on iDiscover as "Store" for reference only. Visit our page for more information about rare books.


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 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