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Department of Sociology


The Cambridge Libraries have developed new zero-contact services to enable students safe access to the texts they need for their studies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

SPS Library

The SPS Library (Sociology, Land Economy) hold a dedicated collection of readings for Undergraduate and MPhil courses, as well as for PhD research.

Current students can find digital versions of a large number of Sociology course readings on the Sociology Readings Moodle site.

Click & Collect

The ‘Click and Collect’ service enables current students and staff to order physical books and journals online and then collect them from a designated point at the Cambridge University Library. Entrance and exit is carefully managed through an appointment system and a one in/one out approach. The borrowing limit is 5 University Library items per person at any one time.  

For further information on the click and collect service please see the Click and Collect FAQs.

Scan & Deliver

The ‘Scan and Deliver’ service allows current students and staff to request an scanned copy of one chapter (or 5%) of a book, or one article per issue of a journal from the University Library's modern collections, subject to relevant conservation approval and copyright permissions.  A maximum of five requests per person per day can be made.

For further information on the click and collect service please see the Scan and Deliver FAQs.

University Library

The University Library (UL) is currently open from 10:15 -15:45, Monday to Friday for zero contact services. At present it is not possible to study in the UL. Queries can be directed to or (01223) 333000.

Helpful FAQs on the reopening plan for the University Library are available on their website.