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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.

Library catalogue    - new!

Search our library catalogue to find literature relating to the Arctic, Antarctic, and snow and ice. The catalogue includes detailed records for many individual articles and book chapters, as well as titles of books and journals.

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SPRI theses

Listing some 300 SPRI Masters and Doctoral theses. Full text is available where authors have granted a licence to make them open access in the Institutional Repository.

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Holdings

SPRI Library offers a collection of over 52,000 monographs, published in a wide range of languages. 80 current print journal subscriptions augment vast e-resources. Special collections cover the history of polar exploration.

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Maps

400 maps of Greenland, Yukon and the Northwest Territories, including Inuit dialect maps, are findable through iDiscover. Many more Arctic and Antarctic maps are available on request.

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