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Whipple Library

Department of History and Philosophy of Science

REF books

The Whipple has a well-stocked Reference section which you'll find on Level 1. These books are distinguished by the classmark prefix REF, and are for use in the Library only and may not be borrowed.

REF files

The REF files are boxes containing a variety of material from exhibition catalogues, to occasional publications and offprints, gathered together by theme. You'll find these on the shelves near the PC terminals on Level 1. This material is for use in the Library only, and may not be borrowed. Most items can easily be scanned or photocopied (subject to copyright restrictions), but please speak to a member of staff if in doubt.


For practical reasons large format books are shelved together on Level 1. Books are classified in the normal way, and distinguished in iDiscover by the location prefix:

Whipple Library: Oversize section (shelved on Level 1)

In most cases these books are borrowable in the normal way.