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Department of Psychology Library

Accessing Resources 


Working or studying from home (outside of campus)

If you are working/studying from home and you need Library resources, please download the Lean Library browser extension and the plugin will recognise you/your raven as a member of Cambridge and give you access to the resources (very few publishers won't recognise it and will require you to log in manually).

Off campus access (if Lean Library extension is not recognised).

Step 1. Choose the Shibboleth login option.
Step 2. Select UK Higher Education as your region or group.
Step 3. Select the University of Cambridge from the list.
You will then be prompted for your Raven login.

Most staff and students should be able to access e-resources but if you want to make sure, please go to the Test e-resources pageIf you can't access it, please contact us.


Where to find library resources


➤ Databases Online

You can Search databases, digital archive collections and primary sources on Cambridge Databases A-Z.

➤ EBooks

Use iDiscover for ebooks and check out ebooks at cambridge for more information on ebooks not available on IDiscover.

➤ Electronic Legal Deposit resources

Electronic Legal Deposit resources cannot be made available beyond the physical premises of Cambridge University Libraries under the terms of current legal deposit legislation.  This can only be changed by the government through new legislation.  If you need an item, we will try to obtain it electronically with a wider license so that it is accessible off-campus via Raven; this will be on a case-by-case basis.  Please contact us OR use the form at the University library website to recommend books and journal titles.

➤ Recommending a resource

If the Library does not hold the title you need, we can order it for you. Please note that the acquisition of new resources will be decided based on the current collection policy.

Please place your request in the Recommendation Form. 


➤ Online reading list

For undergraduate students, the library offers an online reading list with direct access to electronic resources recommended by the lecture in the paper guide/reading list. For resources not available online, you will find a bibliographic record with some of the libraries where you can find the hardcopy. Use the filters to list the ebooks, articles, scanned chapters and much more. 

Visit your course reading list from the VLE (Moodle) page to access full list with available scanned chapters or see listed eresources with links in here.



Library Services


The Physical library remains closed, but we are offering the library services below. 


➤ Click and Collect

The physical library is still closed, but we are offering the click and collect service in order to provide you with books not available electronically.

Visit the Click and Collect page.


➤ Scan and Deliver

We are working with the University Library. Any item that is available only in the psychology library, can also be provided via this form. Please place your request below. 

Scan & Deliver Request online form.


➤ Returning Books

The psychology building is not receiving books yet, but there are other options for books you have to return.

Find out more about the return options.


Library Support 


➤ Skills and training 

The School of Biological Sciences library team offers courses and sessions to help you develop your skills.

Visit the site for dates and more information.


➤ Help for students and researchers (all levels)

The Psychology Library, as part of the School of Biological Sciences Libraries, has a team of librarians working on providing resources and support in and out of the library space. Contact us with your question and we will get back to you with the guidance necessary and if you wish, we can also book a 1-2-1 support via Teams, Zoom or Google Teams.

Send an email.



Please access the Online resources support on Psychology LibGuides.


Today's opening hours:

Building Closed

Library Staff available online on Microsoft team (dc718)

9-13 and 14-16 (Mon-Fri)



Daniele Campello (Library Information Supervisor)

Dr Dénes Szücs (Academic Librarian)

Cynthia Shen (Undergraduate Rep)

Sir Frederic Bartlett Archive