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Institute of Criminology

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Current services

At the moment, we are operating fewer services, and the means of accessing them have changed. Please note, we do not offer a Scan & Deliver service. For the time being, we can only offer services to current students and staff of Cambridge University.

Study spaces: You can book study spaces at Ten study spaces are available from 1000 to 1300 and 1400 to 1600 on weekdays.

Click & Collect: You can order books by Click & Collect from:

This web form is shared with other libraries, so please ensure you select our library when ordering your books. The library will contact you with an appointment to collect your books, and books will be pre-issued before your arrival. You will need your university card to collect the books. If you are collecting books for someone else, we require an email from the borrower's Cambridge email account authorising you to do that before we release the books.

Book returns: You can return books to the library in person between 1000 to 1300 and 1400 to 1800 on weekdays.

Recommend a book for purchase: To recommend a book for purchase, please email the library on . Please include your Cambridge University email address or CRSid.


Borrowing is available to current students and staff of the University of Cambridge, including Visiting Scholars and Visiting Students. Loans automatically renew unless the item has been recalled, or your account is due to expire.

Undergraduate students may borrow up to ten items for one week during term. During vacations, undergraduates may borrow up to ten items until the first day of the following term.

M.Phil and Ph.D students may borrow up to 20 items for four weeks.

M.St and other distance learning Masters students of the University may borrow up to 25 items for four weeks.

Visiting Fellows and Scholars may borrow up to 20 items for four weeks or until the end of their visit, whichever is sooner. Borrowing arrangements for Visiting Students correspond with arrangements for the equivalent level of regular student (e.g. undergraduate, M.Phil/Ph.D, etc.).

Members of Cambridge University staff may borrow up to forty items for four weeks.

Interlibrary Loans

If you need an article or book that isn’t available within the University, you can order it through the University Library's interlibrary loan department. Prices and details of how to order are here.

Contact Us

Radzinowicz Library, Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge CB3 9DA, United Kingdom

Tel: + 44(0)1223 335386

Library Staff

Librarian: Stuart Stone
Deputy Librarian: Samantha Hughes

Opening Hours

The library is open for pre-booked study spaces from 1000 to 1300 and 1400 to 1800 on weekdays. At the moment, we're only able to offer services to current students and staff of Cambridge University, and all visits must be pre-booked.