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Information about the Department of Genetics Library, including information for researchers


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Welcome to the Department of Genetics Library

We are located on the second floor of the Department of Genetics building on Downing Street.

The library is staffed on the following days:

  • Tuesday (afternoon only)
  • Wednesday (all day)
  • Thursday (afternoon only)
  • Friday (afternoon only) 

Please note that staff may not be always be available due to other University commitments so please ensure that you email ahead if you require specific assistance with anything.

Swipecard access is available for members of the Department out of hours. 

You can contact us by email at or telephone +44 (0)1223 333973.


The Library

Department of Genetics 

University of Cambridge 

Downing Street

Cambridge CB2 3EH

Mehves Dignum


+44 (0) 1223 333 973