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.Please read our full statement.
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We are one of the world's major resources for the study of medical history. We also offer a growing collection of material relating to contemporary medicine and biomedical science in society.
The Wellcome Library is developing a world-class online resource for the history of medicine by digitising a substantial proportion of its holdings and making the content freely available on the web.
We are continually developing open source tools and services to support digital libraries and the cultural heritage sector. Find out what we're working on and how to contribute.
This section describes how the Wellcome Library builds its physical and digital collections, and how the collections are maintained for future researchers.
A short history of the Wellcome Library from its foundation to the present day.
We have many different employment opportunities at Wellcome Library. These include roles that work with Library members, medical humanities scholars, science communicators, authors and other information professionals.
Formal statements about Library strategy and policy are available to view online.
The Wellcome Library is open to anyone with an interest in the history of health and medicine.