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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A starting point for exploring specific topics within the Library’s print and digital collections.

The range of subject guides reflect popular research interests and particular strengths of our collections. They are not comprehensive guides to all our holdings on a topic, but rather, selected highlights and introductory material that may inspire further discovery.

Introduction to popular science resources

This introductory guide looks within the Wellcome Library and beyond to identify popular science writing for anyone who enjoys a good read.

Introduction to popular science resources

Biography and family history

The Library has lots of information about the lives of medical and healthcare personnel and patients that family historians and biographers may find useful.

Biography and family history

Introduction to mortality statistics in England and Wales: 17th-20th century

This guide provides a starting point for finding historical mortality statistics for England and Wales.

Introduction to mortality statistics in England and Wales: 17th-20th century