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Chemistry Department Library

Welcome to the Department of Chemistry Library website

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The Chemistry Library primarily supports the teaching and research that takes place within the Department of Chemistry in the University of Cambridge. We also welcome members of other departments in the University as well as external visitors. We hope the website will provide you with all the information you need about the services and facilities we offer.

We look forward to seeing you in the library soon!

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Please visit our library blog to keep up to date with the latest on new Chemistry Library services, facilities and resources such as printed books, ejournals, databases and ebooks, in chemistry and related disciplines, that are available to members of the University of Cambridge.

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Opening hours:

The library is open to members of the Department of Chemistry from 7.30am to midnight, 7 days a week (except departmental shutdown periods at Christmas and Easter).

Members of other departments are invited to use the library between 9.30am and 4.30pm Monday - Thursday, and between 9.30am and 3.30pm on Fridays, only.

External visitors are requested to contact the library in advance to request whether use of the library is possible. We are interested to know whether commercial organisations would be interested in using or joining the library for a fee; please contact the Librarian, Clair Castle at or by telephone on 01223 336329 for a discussion about this.

The library office is normally staffed between 9.00am and 5.00pm Monday - Thursday, and between 9.00am and 4.00pm on Fridays but this does sometimes vary.

Please see our Access Information website before you visit the library.

Staff contacts:

Clair Castle (Librarian)

Mike Todd-Jones (Deputy Librarian)


Tel: 01223 (3)36329
Fax: 01223 (3)36362

Postal address:

University of Cambridge
Department of Chemistry Library
Lensfield Road