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Whipple Library

Department of History and Philosophy of Science

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Opening hours

From Monday 21 September we will begin a phased re-opening to readers.

We are open Monday - Friday, 9.30am - 4.50pm.

There is no access to the library outside of these times.

We have a limited number of spaces for readers wishing to work in the library and are open for click and collect orders and book returns. Please see our pages on services in 2020-21 to find out more.

Reader Services at the Whipple Library, 2020-21

Holiday closures

The Library is normally closed for just over a week at Christmas, on the Friday and Monday either side of the Easter weekend, and on the August Bank Holiday.

We are normally open on the two bank holidays in May that fall during Full Term.

Further details of planned closures for 2020-21 will be shared here when available.

Occasional closures

Although we try to avoid it, we sometimes need to close at lunchtimes and for staff training events during vacations. We advertise these closures as far in advance as possible via the News section of this website, the hps-library-users mailing lists and/or the Whipple Library Twitter account.

Please contact us in advance to check if there are likely be any changes to the normal pattern of opening hours if you are travelling a long distance to work in the Library between July and September.

Other Cambridge libraries

Opening hours vary across the Cambridge library network according local circumstances and staffing arrangements. Check the times for other libraries via the Cambridge libraries directory.


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