Wellcome Library is currently closed to the public

Following careful consideration of the current course of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to close Wellcome Collection. 

We have made this decision in the interests of the health and wellbeing of our staff, service partners, tenants, contractors and visitors.

Please note that requesting of closed stacks material is not possible at this time.

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