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Zero contact services

Zero contact services

The Geography Library has set up a number of services that will help you access our physical collections remotely, or with minimal contact with library staff, where they are not available in electronic format. We are also providing online access to select recent student dissertations, which is a service we hope to expand into the future.

Library staff will administer these services during the following times:

Michaelmas Term 2021 - 9:00-16:00 on weekdays.

Click and collect

Click & Collect

Click & Collect is a free service through which anyone based in the Department of Geography can request books to be retrieved from the Geography Library's collections, which will then be made available to collect from a designated collection point just outside the library's entrance.

Students and staff from other faculties and departments will need to contact us (library@geog.cam.ac.uk) to arrange an appointment to visit us to pick up your books, as the Department of Geography building is not currently accessible to anyone in the wider university.

Book returns

Book returns

Book returns are now available. Members of the Department can return their library books to the drop-off box just outside the library entrance and we will ensure that your books are returned off your account shortly after.

If you do not have access to the Geography building, you can return back small books using the letterbox located to the left of the double glass doors (with 'School of Geography' written above them). Otherwise please call the library so that a member of staff can come down to collect the book(s).

Scan & Deliver

Scan & Deliver

Scan & Deliver enables you to order scans of book chapters and journal articles which are held by Cambridge University Libraries and which are not currently available in electronic format. Requests are subject to relevant conservation approval and copyright permissions. Scans are sent direct to your mail inbox.

Electronic dissertations

Electronic dissertations

A selection of dissertations from recent graduates are now available for reading access online. Titles and abstracts of the available dissertations are presented on the dedicated page linked above: you may request permission from library staff to read these documents online by completing a request form - all documents are stored on Google Drive and access will be authenticated using your Raven credentials.