The library reopens on 7 October, along with the rest of Wellcome Collection

You'll need to follow our new safety measures and have a ticket to enter the building. Visits to the library can be booked in three-hour time slots. Find out all you need to know on the Wellcome Collection website.

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Discover the wide variety of topics in the Library collections, explore our free digitised material, and search for original documents in our archives and manuscripts.

Digital collections

Manuscript as seen through an iPad Credit: Wellcome Library, London

Archives and manuscripts guides

A red-faced sun rises above a city. Watercolour painting after Salomon Trismosin. Credit: Wellcome Library, London

Browse digitised content

Colour associations and mental imagery. Plate IV from 'Inquiries into Human Faculty and its Development' by Francis Galton. Credit: Wellcome Library

About the collections

'The most popular agent' trade card illustration by Starkey and Palen. Credit: Wellcome Library, London