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Physiology, Development and Neuroscience Guide: PDN Library

Please be aware that due to on-going restrictions around the current COVID-19 pandemic, access to physical spaces such as libraries is currently limited. For an overview of what services are currently available to members of the University, please visit the Library Services during COVID-19 tab within this guide. 

If you wish to discuss your needs with a member of the Biological Sciences Libraries Team, please email our shared address for help. For any enquiries related to the PDN Department itself, please contact the Covering Librarian, Roberto Inchingolo.

Opening hours

Monday - Friday: 08.45 - 17.00 (librarian available 09.00 - 12.30 & 14.00 - 17.00)
The library is closed on Saturday and Sunday.

Postal Address

The Library (Floor C)
Department of Physiology,
Development and Neuroscience
University of Cambridge
Physiological Laboratory
Downing Street

01223 333821

Recommend an item

PDN Library

​You can send PDN-related book recommendations to the Covering Librarian of the PDN Library.

The PDN Library offers:

  • 56 spaces for studying and research
  • Five computer terminals which provide word-processing packages, e-mail & Internet access
  • Photocopying (cards available for purchase from reception during office hours)
  • Inter-library loans and bibliographic searches (please see Covering Librarian)

The PDN Library uses the Library of Congress Classification. It specializes in the following subjects:

 Q  Science  RB  Pathology
 QA  Mathematics  RC  Internal Medicine
 QC  Physics  RD  Surgery
 QD  Chemistry  RE  Ophthalmology
 QH  Natural Sciences, Biology  RG  Gynecology and Obstetrics
 QK  Botany  RJ  Pediatrics
 QL  Zoology  RK  Dentistry
 QM  Human Anatomy  RL  Dermatology
 QP  Physiology  RM  Therapeutics and Pharmacology
 QR  Microbiology  SF  Animal Culture
 R  Medicine (General)  T  Technology
 RA  Public Aspects of Medicine  Z  Bibliography, Information Resources (General)


We also hold additional books in the following subjects:

 A  General works  K  Law
 B  Philosophy, Psychology, Religion  L  Education
 C  Auxiliary sciences of history  M  Music
 D  History  N  Fine Arts
 G  Geography, Anthropology, Recreation  P  Language and Literature
 H  Social Sciences    

Everyone is allowed to consult the books within the library.

Only PDN Staff, PDN Graduate Students, and PDN Part II Students are allowed to borrow books from the library.