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Please note that the Library will be closing at 5:00pm each evening during the month of August 2018. This slightly earlier closing is due to a resignation combined with the Librarian being on holiday.

The Library of the Scott Polar Research Institute supports the current interdisciplinary research of the Institute. It is also open 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

Over 300 SPRI Masters and Doctoral theses are listed. Titles link to full text where authors have granted a licence to make their thesis open access in the Institutional Repository.

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Holdings

A collection of over 53,000 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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Maps

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

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