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  • New database: Popular Medicine in America, 1800-1900


    We are pleased to announce access to the online database Popular Medicine in America, 1800-1900 in the Library. This fascinating collection uses a variety of different sources from trade cards to advertising ephemera to explore material aimed at the public rather than… Continue reading

  • An unexpected benefit of digitisation: 1537 more books!


    Notorious among our library staff is a collection known as simply the ‘Broadly Classified Medical’ (BCM). Comprising over 55,000 books dating back to the 1850s, much of the collection is a prime candidate for our 19th century digitisation programme. For… Continue reading

  • Why Music? events to be broadcast live by BBC Radio 3


    BBC Radio 3 will be broadcasting live from Wellcome Collection throughout the last weekend in September. From Friday 25 September – Sunday 27 September there will be live music, discussion and one-off programmes and events taking place throughout the venue.… Continue reading

  • Changes to the Library login


    The Wellcome Library, as part of the Wellcome Trust, is changing how you log in to our website. We are asking everyone who wants to log in online to have a username, email address, and password for their account. This… Continue reading

  • British and Irish Women’s Letters and Diaries


    Wellcome Library is pleased to announce that it has subscribed to the database British and Irish Women’s Letters and Diaries. The collection covers the period 1500-1950 and provides fascinating insights into the personal experiences of almost 500 women. Library members… Continue reading

  • The Julie Dorrington Award for Outstanding Clinical Photography


    We are introducing a new award for clinical photography as part of the 2016 Wellcome Image Awards. The Julie Dorrington Award for Outstanding Clinical Photography is named in honour of one of the founding members of our clinical collection. Julie… Continue reading

  • Trench Journals and Unit Magazines of the First World War


    The Library has recently subscribed to the database Trench Journals and Unit Magazines of the First World War – an incredibly valuable resource revealing the unique culture that developed in the trenches. Of particular relevance to the Library collections are… Continue reading

  • A blog for all seasons


    Today we are unveiling a new and – we hope you’ll agree – improved Wellcome Library blog. I’d like to tell you about why we’ve made some changes, and highlight some of the new features. An online survey conducted in… Continue reading

  • Digitising family history sources


    Starting May 2015 the Wellcome Library will begin digitising some of its family history materials in partnership with The digitised images will be freely accessible through the Library website and will become available from early 2016. The published journals… Continue reading

  • Introducing MobilePrint


    From 22 April until the end of May the Wellcome Library is running a trial of MobilePrint, a service that allows Library members to print from their laptop, tablet or smartphone over wifi. The advantage of this service is that… Continue reading