Scott Polar Research Institute Library - REES Collection, Cambridge University

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About the library

Copac does not contain the full SPRI catalogue but contains Russian and East European Studies (REES) records added as part of the COCOREES project and subsequent Cofor project to improve access to Russian and East European Studies material.

The Library of the Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI Library offers the world's premier polar information centre. Sited within a department of the University of Cambridge, this is a resource of national and international importance consulted by governments, industry, scientists and scholars. The Library also houses World Data Centre for Glaciology, Cambridge, with special responsibilities for the provision of information to British and European glaciologists, and the SPRI Archives, containing the world's finest collection of unpublished material relating to the polar regions.

For scientists and scholars, SPRI Library offers a collection developed since the 1920s with over 700 current journals and over 150,000 volumes covering all subjects relating to the Arctic, the Antarctic, and to ice and snow wherever found. For industry, it is a prime information source on such subjects as exploration and exploitation of natural resources and on the environmental implications of such activities in the polar regions; on the design of ice-strengthened shipping and selection of sea routes; and on problems of construction and transportation in cold environments. For Government users, the Library offers an unrivalled resource for the needs of international relations and strategic defence.

The local library catalogue is available online.

Accessing materials

Can I see live document availability on Copac? No

Can I obtain items via Inter Library Loan? Items are not available for inter-library loan, but photocopies of material are available on request (subject to copyright). Please contact the library for details.

Can I visit the library to view materials? Yes - visit the library's web site for access details. If you wish to visit it is advisable to contact the library in advance to ensure the material you need will be available.

How do I find primary source material held at this institution? Visit the Scott Polar Research Institute's contributor page at the Archives Hub for information.


Scott Polar Research Institute Library data on Copac

Example record from the Scott Polar Research Institute Library REES collection:

Tile: An historical account of the British trade over the Caspian Sea : with the author's journal of travels from England through Russia into Persia; and back through Russia, Germany and Holand. To which are added, the revolutions of Persia during the present century, with the particular history of the great usurper Nadir Kouli. / [By: Hanway, Jonas.]
  Published: London : T. Osborne, etc. 1762

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