Wellcome Library

The Wellcome Library http://wellcomelibrary.org/ is one of the world's major resources for the study of medical history. It houses 2.5 million items of extraordinary range and diversity and has a growing collection of material relating to contemporary medicine and biomedical science in society.

The Library is situated within  Wellcome Collection, the free visitor destination for the incurably curious and is part of the Wellcome Trust, a global charitable foundation dedicated to achieving extraordinary improvements in human and animal health.Full details on the Library's location, opening hours and details of how to join are all available on our website.  We encourage all students on the History of Medicine course to make use of our resources.In the first session held at the Wellcome we will offer an overview of the Library's collections focusing on those which offer an introduction to the History of Medicine.  We also illustrate the benefits of joining the Library and suggest students wishing to do so join after this session.  A later session on the course - Research Resources - will go into more detail on the range of materials (particularly primary resources) held in the Wellcome Library.