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Biochemistry: Colman Library

Accessing the library

Department members:
24/7 access via University Card

External users:
Monday-Friday 08:30-17:00
Closes 16:00 on Fridays

The Colman Library can be found on the ground floor of the Hopkins Building

How to borrow

Books are available to borrow on an overnight loan basis only; please take them to the Hopkins Building Reception, along with your University Card, where you will be issued with a loan card. Up to five classified books, or two Part I textbooks or recommended books, may be borrowed at any one time. Books should be returned before 10am either to the Hopkins Building Reception or to the 'Book Returns' trolley in the Library corridor.

Colman Library
Colman Library, 1923

About the Colman Library

The Colman Library is open for use by all members of the Department of Biochemistry, undergraduates taking the Medical, Veterinary or Natural Sciences Triposes, and members of other University of Cambridge departments whose work and study requires them to use our holdings. Visiting scientists and students are also welcome to use the Library by arrangement with the Secretariat Team.

The majority of the Colman Library's resources are print journals. A finding list to help locate them is displayed in the Library corridor. 

The main book collection includes general and specific texts in a number of key subject areas. Undergraduate textbooks and recommended books for the relevant papers of the Medical and Veterinary Sciences Triposes and the Natural Sciences Tripos are available. Books are categorised using an in-house system, searchable via iDiscover, and are shelved alphabetically by author/editor.

Contact Us

Secretariat Team

Telephone: 01223 333600

Services and Facilities

Please note: the Colman library does not have an eLegal Deposit terminal to view restricted access items. The nearest terminals are located in the Plant Sciences Library and the Psychology Library. These are usually accessible to university card holders between 9am and 4pm.

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