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Welcome to the Radzinowicz Library
The library was founded in 1960 and named after Sir Leon Radzinowicz, the first Director of the Institute (1959–72) and Wolfson Professor of Criminology (1959–73). The library houses the most comprehensive criminology collection in the United Kingdom and is internationally recognised as a world-class criminal justice resource.


Opening Hours
The library is currently closed. It will re-open at 9am on Monday, 1 September.

The library is available to:
• students and staff of the Institute of Criminology
• visitors to the Institute
• other current students and staff of the University
• others who may be admitted on application to the Librarian. See 'Visiting the Library'.
You are required to show your University of Cambridge card for admission.

Library Staff
Librarian: Stuart Stone

Visiting the Library
If you are not a current student or staff member of the University of Cambridge, you may visit the library by arrangement. Please contact us at least 48 hours ahead of your planned visit. We do not admit visitors on a drop-in basis.
Students and staff of other academic institutions will need to bring a student/staff identity card. Students must also bring a letter of introduction from their academic supervisor. Practitioners in the criminal justice system are also welcome to contact us regarding access to the library.

Your Library Account

Contact us at Radzinowicz Library, Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge CB3 9DA, United Kingdom
T: + 44(0)1223 335386 F: + 44(0)1223 335356 E:
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