The library is open along with the rest of Wellcome Collection

At present we're only open to existing members of the library. You'll need to follow our new safety measures and have a ticket to enter the Wellcome Collection 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.

Wellcome uses cookies. Read our policy.

If you are new to the Library, this page offers suggestions for the best search options and catalogues to use, based on what you're looking for.

What are you looking for?

Everything in our collections/I’m not sure

  • A great default option with keyword searching across all Library catalogues
  • limit your search to items available online
  • refine results by format, language and more.

Search all catalogues

Unpublished documents, personal and institutional records, archives and manuscripts from antiquity to the 20th century

  • detailed searching of all archives and their contents
  • search by keyword, reference number, subject and date range.

Search archives and manuscripts

Journals I can access online

  • search for specific e-journals by title
  • browse an A-Z list of all e-journals available.

E-journal title search

Books, journals, databases, art, Asian manuscripts and more, and with expert search filters

  • powerful search filters
  • search by genre, classmark, brand name and subject
  • see detailed information about e-journals and databases.

Search the Library catalogue

Everything categorised under a specific subject in the Library

  • Not sure what keyword to use? Type in a word to get a list of terms.
  • Choose from the list of suggested terms to search.
  • Get search results across the historical collections.

Search by subject

Something on the website (e.g. how to join the Library, subject guides or blog posts)

  • find information about Library events, services and facilities
  • find blog posts related to your search.

Site search