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This section describes how the Wellcome Library builds its physical and digital collections, and how the collections are maintained for future researchers.
Our collections are continually growing and responding to researcher needs. In addition to generous donations of books, journals, physical and digital archives, we welcome recommendations from Library members.
Login with your Library Card to recommend a book or journal for purchase.
The Wellcome Library is always interested in considering offers to donate materials relevant to our collections.
Learn about Wellcome Library's approach to collecting digital archival materials.
The Wellcome Library is helping to safeguard the history of modern genomics by collecting the records of scientists and organisations involved in pioneering genomics research.
Collection care involves the safeguarding of the Library collections during daily handling, display, transport and storage. Learn more about our conservation, preservation and exhibition activities.