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  • Things are coming together in the Library


    As part of the Wellcome Collection Development Plan, we are taking the opportunity to simplify the arrangement of books in the Library by reducing both the number of distinct collections and the number of classification schemes in use. Books from… Continue reading

  • Latest news on the Wellcome Library Development Works


    As we’ve mentioned in our earlier messages, we will be making some changes to the Library services and opening hours over the coming months during the works. Relocation of the Rare Materials Room The Rare Materials Room will be temporarily… Continue reading

  • ‘Acts of Mercy’ on the move


    Since the Wellcome Trust purchased Frederick Cayley Robinson’s Acts of Mercy in 2009, the four paintings have been moved around a considerable number of times.  This wouldn’t be an issue if they were a reasonable size, but as anyone who… Continue reading

  • Forthcoming changes to opening hours and services


    Following on from our earlier announcement about the Wellcome Collection Development Project, we can now give you more details about the works which will be taking place from 20 June. We’ll have to make some changes to our opening hours… Continue reading

  • We’re relocating our pre-1900 Medical Collection


    In preparation for the upcoming development works, Library staff are moving pre-1900 books from the open shelves in the Medical Collection to the onsite Library stacks. We will be moving the books over a period of a few weeks, in… Continue reading

  • Wellcome Library Reading Room

    Reading Room Prototyping


    As part of the development project we are asking you: ‘How would you like to interact with our curious collection?’ The Wellcome Library Reading Room is an iconic space and one that has taken on many roles. Originally envisaged as… Continue reading

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    Where in the Library…?


    You know our quick search catalogue tells you what we have in the Library. Now we’re making it easier to find our material on the shelves, too. Each entry now links from its location, in this example ‘Reading Room AOS’, to a… Continue reading

  • Wellcome Library Development Project Update


    The Wellcome Library will be undergoing major changes as part of the all-building development project announced earlier. Here’s how the building works may affect you: Until 20 June: Business as usual; all normal services fully operational. 20 June to early… Continue reading

  • Library website survey: tell us what you think of the recent changes


    The Wellcome Library and UCL Centre for Digital Humanities are currently looking for survey responses from Library users to gather opinions about changes to the Library website. The Wellcome Library website has gone through a number of major changes in the… Continue reading

  • Women are passing each other by. Photogravure after Eadweard Muybridge, 1887.

    A new address for the Wellcome Library… on the web


    The observant amongst you might have noticed that last week the Library moved. Not physically, but we did move in the virtual world to new URLs. You will be redirected to our new URLs when you visit. If you prefer… Continue reading