The Department of Genetics includes a specialist library. Although many science resources are now available online throughout Cambridge, the Genetics Library holds some older texts and reprints that may be of interest to historians of science.
The Genetics Library is used primarily by Department members, but all others are welcome. You only need to show University of Cambridge ID to Reception staff to gain entry. Non-University-members should read the information on this website, and contact us first, if intending to visit.
What's in the Genetics Library :
Books : Most of our books are relatively old, since books are now rarely used to teach genetics. Recent books, especially standard Undergraduate or Lab-related texts, tend to be for use in the Library only
Journals : We still take paper copies of a few key genetics journals, and have substantial back-runs of more titles, but most journals are now consulted online
Reprints : We have a substantial collection of reprints of papers by important geneticists, but unfortunately they are not indexed online. There is, however, a card-index. The Drosophila Reprint Collection is also now back in the Library.
Theses and projects : We keep PhD theses of members of the Department up to 2013, and project reports of past Part IIs
... And what we haven't got : Archives relating to the history of the Department
More detailed information about holdings is available HERE
Find out more about :
NEW - LibGuide to Genetics - General information about the resources held and how to organise yourself >> http://libguides.cam.ac.uk/genetics
Help with finding information [general page]
Resources in the Genetics Library [books, journals, etc]
Information for other libraries - including obtaining inter-library loans and photocopies
Contact information :
Postal address: Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EA
E-mail : Library@gen.cam.ac.uk
Phone : 01223 333973 [But as Library is not always staffed, e-mail is preferable]
Librarian: Christine Alexander Academic Librarian : Dr John Welch