With lots of libraries dotted across Cambridge, it can be difficult to get to them all, so check out our virtual library induction from the Biological Sciences Libraries Team.
If you require something that isn't available electronically, Cambridge University Libraries offer a Scan & Deliver service where you can order something from one of our collections to be scanned and emailed to you. Further information, as well as a request form, can be found on the University Library's website.
Please note this service is only available to current staff and students.
Where something is not available from within Cambridge, you can apply for an Inter-Library Loan from another participating institution.
At Cambridge, there are two ways to request an Inter-Library Loan:
Through our Request a Digital Copy, you can get access to resources from other institutions within 24 hours, if what you want is available. Further information on eligibility and how ordering something works can be found on the Request a Digital Copy guide.
If something is not available through our Request a Digital Copy service, you can submit a request through our dedicated Inter-Library Loan team who will try to source what you need from an alternative colllection.
Biology print resources and library help are available in the following libraries.
A full list of all the libraries in Cambridge can be found on the Libraries Directory.
Found an item on iDiscover that looks really good but you get a message telling you that "online access is restricted" and you have to use a "designated PC"? Not to worry. There's a Guide to help you with that!
There are many dedicated PCs dotted around the University for accessing Electronic Legal Deposit materials as well as additional options such as printing facilities.