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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
During term:
Monday to Thursday: 9.00am to 7.00pm
Friday: 9.00am to 5.00pm
Saturday: 10.00am to 4.00pm

During vacation:

Monday to Friday: 9.00am to 5.00pm

The library is available to:
• students and staff of the Institute of Criminology
• visitors to the Institute
• other members of the University
• others who may be admitted on application to the Librarian

Library Staff
Librarian: Stuart Stone

Visiting the Library
Students and staff of other academic institutions may visit the library by arrangement. Please contact us at least 48 hours ahead of your planned visit. You will need to bring your student/staff identity card with you. 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.
Please note, we do not admit drop-in visitors.

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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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