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The Colman Library is situated in the Main Biochemistry Building, Downing Site, Tennis Court Road. The Library is on the ground floor, to the right of the entrance hall as you enter the building. See Map.

Opening Times

The Library is open 24 hours a day for Members of the Department. Non members of the Department can access the Library from 8.30am to 5pm, Monday to Thursday, and 8.30am to 4pm, Friday.


Colman Librarian: Dr Robin Hesketh
Assistant Librarian: Hazel Zheng (located in Library Office and day-to-day contact for all library enquiries)

Permitted Users

  • All members of the Department of Biochemistry
  • Undergraduates taking the Medical, Veterinary and Natural Sciences Tripos
  • Members of other Cambridge University Departments whose work and study requires them to use holdings in the Biochemistry Library
  • Others by arrangement with the Assistant Librarian