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Cambridge Libraries

Address: British Antarctic Survey, High Cross, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0ET
Telephone: Phone: 221512, switchboard: 221400
Location map: University Map
Staff: Librarian: Beverley Ager (
Admits: The library and archives are both open to all researchers requiring to use our collections. Please make an appointment in advance to ensure that a member of staff is available.
Stock: 8,500 books and pamphlets, 18,000 offprints, 200 print periodicals and a wide collection of electronic journals, covering all fields of polar science with a focus on Antarctica. A catalogue is available at
Special collections: The BAS Archives holds records relating both to scientific activities and administrative and logistical operations in the Antarctic and Arctic from 1943 onwards. This includes scientific data and reports, operational records, field survey reports and maps, oral history recordings, and personal memoirs.
Services: Internet access is available for visiting researchers. An inter-library loan service is available.
Opening hours: Term: Mon-Fri 09:00-17:30

Vacation: Mon-Fri 09:00-17:30

At times the library is unattended so it is important to telephone or email before visiting

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