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.

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Conditions of use

Book open on page depicting cityscape of Nuremberg. By Hartmann Schedel. Credit: Wellcome Library, London

Computer Use Policy

John Banester giving the visceral lecture at Barber-Surgeons' Hall, London, in 1581. Oil painting after Jack Orr. Credit: Wellcome Library, London

Collections Development Policy

Plate LVI. The microscopic anatomy of the human body in health and disease. By Arthur Hill Hassall. Credit: Wellcome Library, London

Exhibition Loan Conditions

A lecture on pneumatics at the Royal Institution, London. Coloured etching by J Gillray. Credit: Wellcome Library, London

Conservation and Collections Care Policy

The liberation of the elephant (gajendramoksa). By Nanda and Mukunda. Credit: Wellcome Library, London

Use of electronic resources

Nikola Tesla, with his equipment for producing high-frequency alternating currents. Credit: Wellcome Library, London