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Department of Psychology Library

Accessing the Psychology Library e-resources outside of campus


➤Working or studying from home

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.


Databases Online

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


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

➤ If the Library does not hold the title you need, we can order it for you

Every STEMM document delivery requests will be placed with the Medical Library online form until 1st of September 2020. The service is free during COVID-19 crisis, please ignore the payment email that is automatic with the form application.

Document Delivery Request online form

➤ 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:




Daniele Campello (Library Information Supervisor)

Dr. Jasper Poort (Academic Librarian)

Cynthia Shen (Undergraduate Rep)

Sir Frederic Bartlett Archive