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Library

In response to the government's move to Plan B, from Monday 13th December 2021, the library will only be open to members of the University of Cambridge. Library staff are still working on site and it may be possible to send digitised extracts of library material. Members of the University should use the Scan and Deliver request form, and all other readers should email their copy requests and enquiries to library@spri.cam.ac.uk and we will do the best we can to help.

Library

The Library of the Scott Polar Research Institute supports the current multidisciplinary research of the Institute and is open to anyone wishing to know more about the polar regions.

Linked to the Geography department at the University of Cambridge, SPRI Library is a resource of national and international importance consulted by governments, industry, scientists and scholars.

Visiting the library

The library is open to all students and staff of the University of Cambridge, the wider polar community and anybody wishing to know more about the polar regions.

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Library catalogue

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

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Polar Studies LibGuide

The Polar Studies LibGuide gives an overview of SPRI collections, a curated set of online resources and information for supporting polar research.

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Using the library

Details of facilities available in the library, including our catalogue, usage of library material, wifi access, copying facilities and a location guide.

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Our collections

A collection of over 54,000 monographs, published in a wide range of languages with special collections covering the history of polar exploration. 80 current print journal subscriptions augment University e-resources.

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Accessing online resources remotely

Handy information for accessing eresources remotely.

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