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Whipple Library

Department of History and Philosophy of Science

We are open Monday - Friday, 9.30am - 5pm.

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

We are currently open for zero-contact click and collect orders and book returns only. 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 over the Christmas period, 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.

Planned closures 2020-21 (all dates are inclusive):

  • Christmas: Wednesday 23 December - Monday 11 January
  • Easter: Thursday 1 - Monday 5 April
  • August bank holiday: Friday 27 - Tuesday 31 August

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.

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.

Opening hours

09:30 - 17:00
Monday - Friday

Please note we will close at 3pm on Friday 17 September.