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Department of History and Philosophy of Science

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Recommend a book for purchase

We are keen to receive your suggestions for new books to purchase for the Whipple. Please fill in the online form below, or call in and speak to a member of staff, and provide a brief explanation for how the title(s) will enrich the collection. We will evaluate all recommendations according to our Collection Development Policy, taking account of availability elsewhere, and will let you know the outcome as soon as possible.

We are normally able to order, receive and process new books from our regular suppliers within a fortnight, depending on availability. Please let us know if a request is particularly urgent, and we will do our best to satisfy it sooner.

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From 5pm on March 18, the University Library and all Faculty and Departmental Libraries will close to readers until further notice. The Whipple Library is closed, but not shut down. We remain open online. Please check our FAQs for information on how to access Library services during this time. Email enquiries to




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