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Institute of Astronomy

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The Library Office is open 09.30-13.00 Monday to Friday.

Please contact the Library in advance if you do not have an Institute enabled pass card.

Library Catalogue

The Institute of Astronomy library is located in the old Observatory building off the Madingley Road. We serve all members of staff in the Institute, as well as other members of the University. However, those without an Institute enabled pass card are advised to make an appointment, in order to avoid days when the Library is locked.

The library holds an extensive collection of astronomical books as well as a smaller range of books on related subjects such as physics, mathematics and computing. This is complemented by nearly 250 journal titles as well as an extensive range of observatory publications. Special collections include, rare books, historical photographs and prints, slides, videos and CD-ROMs.

For more details about the library and its use, please see the Library Guide.

The Library uses the Dewhirst classification system.

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The library catalogue can be found here

Library Contact

M. Hurn, B.A. (Hons.), M.C.L.I.P., M.A., F.R.A.S.
Information Manager

Address: Institute of Astronomy Library,
Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0HA.
Contact form: Library Office
Telephone: (01223) 337537