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Can't get hold of an older journal article anywhere in Cambridge? Try the Zoology Library's extensive collection of over 60,000 scientific offprints dating from the 19th and 20th centuries. There is an author card catalogue for the collection which is located at the back of the Newton Room, the area of the library where the photocopier is situated.

There is also a collection of offprints, Studies from the Zoological Laboratory Cambridge, that have been written and donated by members of the Department of Zoology since 1880. This is by no means a complete collection of all the articles published by members of the Department of Zoology, since the number of offprints received by the Zoology Library for this collection has decreased dramatically in recent years.

Alternatively, we provide an inter-library loan service for a subsidised fee – ask the Senior Library Assistant for more information or see the Inter-library loans page.

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Zoology Library





The Library 
Department of Zoology 
Downing Street
Cambridge - CB2 3EJ 

Telephone      01223 336648
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Summer Vacation opening hours:

Mon-Thu   8:30am to 5pm

Friday       Open only to Zoology Department members with card access to the building

Library users should check the Updates on the homepage for any changes to opening hours before coming to the library.


Study space access restricted to:

  • Current staff and students of the University


Non-University members and anyone requiring assistance must contact the library in advance as staff are not always available.


Senior Library Assistant: Jane Acred