The Library can be exceptionally busy between April-June. We will do our best to accommodate everyone, but we may need to turn away day visitors if all study spaces are full.

Bank holiday

Wellcome Library is closed from 29 April-1 May 2017. We will re-open on 2 May at 10.00.

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Planning and conducting your research using the Wellcome Library's physical and online resources.

Joining the Library

A woman is turning a wheel which is tightening the string around a young girl's waist in order to make it smaller. Coloured etching.  Credit: Wellcome Library, London

Visiting the Library

Sketch made by Edward Lovett, showing districts of London where Lovett had collected blue amulet necklaces, which were thought to protect the wearer from illness. Credit: Wellcome Library, London

Services and facilities

A cluster of liposomes. Scanning electron micrograph by Annie Cavanagh. Credit: Annie Cavanagh, Wellcome Images

How to use the Library

A humorous image of two men wearing revolving top hats with several attachments for optical aids and tobacco. Coloured etching. Credit: Wellcome Library, London

Wellcome Library Research Newsletter

A man engrossed in a newspaper and unaware that he is setting his wig alight with the candle which he holds in his right hand. Etching. Credit: Wellcome Library, London

Opening Times


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