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We participate in co-operative access schemes that enable our staff and students access to other UK higher education libraries. NHS staff also have access to other health libraries.

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University libraries and access schemes
NHS libraries
The British Library

Visit the British Library website.

The main St Pancras site, in central London, has 11 reading rooms. You need a Reader Pass for access. Anyone can apply for a Reader Pass, but due to pressure on their services they cannot guarantee admission.

The Wellcome Library
The Wellcome Library is one of the world's major resources for the study of medical history, including online collections. It also offers a growing collection of material relating to contemporary medicine and biomedical science in society.
Library catalogues
  • Search25 provides one-stop access to the library catalogues of nearly 60 world-renowned institutions and specialist collections within the M25 Consortium of Academic Libraries.
  • Copac national, academic and specialist library catalogue gives free access to the merged online catalogues of many major university, specialist, and national libraries in the UK and Ireland, including the British Library.
  • SUNCAT (Serials Union Catalogue) for the UK research community is a free tool to help researchers locate serials held in the UK.
  • WorldCat: the world's largest network of library content and services.


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