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Library

Library

The Library of the Scott Polar Research Institute is the world's premier polar information centre. It supports the current interdisciplinary research of the Institute, is open to the public and provides a warm welcome to anyone wishing to know more about the Polar Regions.

Sited within a department of the University of Cambridge, SPRI Library is a resource of national and international importance consulted by governments, industry, scientists and scholars. Until 2014, the Library also housed the World Data Centre for Glaciology, Cambridge, with special responsibilities for the provision of information to British and European glaciologists.

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SPRI Library offers a collection developed since the 1920s with over 700 current journals and over 140,000 volumes covering all subjects relating to the Arctic, the Antarctic, and to ice and snow wherever found.

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Catalogue

Our library catalogue covers the literature of all subjects relating to the Arctic, Antarctic, and snow and ice, published in a wide range of languages. It includes records for individual articles and chapters, as well as books and journals.

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Polar and Glaciological Abstracts

PGA is our in-house publication, which offers comprehensive coverage of the literature of the world's polar regions and provides convenient access to the rapidly growing body of research and scholarship in all relevant disciplines.

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Bibliographic Services

The unique range and depth of the SPRI library collections can be harnessed to provide detailed information on any subject of your choice in a customised, annotated bibliography.

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