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On this guide, you'll find:
- New books in the Philosophy Library
- Information about where to find libraries in Cambridge
- How to recommend books and journals that you think will be useful
- Information on inter-library loan
Use the tabs above to find books and ebooks, journal articles, and many other resources.
We have a collection of fiction with philosophical themes. You can borrow these for 28 days with automatic renewals. Browse the collection.
The Casimir Lewy Library aims to provide the highest quality research resources for its students and research members. The Library can be found on the Second floor of the Faculty of Philosophy. It consists of about 17,000 books and journals, covering all the subjects taught in the Philosophy Tripos, and it's growing every year.
The University Library has an excellent Philosophy collection. Other Faculty Libraries such as Classics, HPS, SPS and Divinity also cover some areas of philosophy. Some College libraries also have good provision. See the Libraries Directory for more information.
Recently added to the Philosophy Library
iDiscover - to search the library collections and eresources at the University of Cambridge.
Libraries outside Cambridge
COPAC - the merged online catalogues of many major University and National Libraries in the UK and Ireland.
WorldCat - catalogue of many research libraries from around the world.
Make a Recommendation
We are very happy to receive your book suggestions. You can recommend a resource using this form or by emailing the Librarian.
Cambridge University Library (UL)
You can also recommend resources to the University Library (UL) via their recommendation form.
Getting books not available at Cambridge
This provides access to material not held within Cambridge University. ILL books take a few days to arrive, but are renewable. There is a charge per item for this service.