Using the collections

Library Room 1 The Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine Library is a reference-only library, intended primarily to support the needs of the University's postgraduate students and researchers in the history of medicine. It holds around 7,500 monographs, serials and theses on diverse topics, which are searchable on SOLO (Library Catalogue).

More information about the collections

Visit the about the collections page for information about the scope of the collection, the Library's policy on donations and how to browse the collections using the shelfmark classification systems. 

New books / recent acquisitions

A new books display for browsing is located by the window in Library Room 1 and is updated on a regular basis. Our new books page offers an online new books display.

Library Room 2 Recommend a book

Use our online recommend a book form to suggest material for the Library to purchase.


Visit our eResources page to find out more about online resources, including databases, wesbite and journals, for the history of medicine.

Information for WUHMO staff and students

Further information about services provided for staff and students at the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine Oxford is provided on our unit members page.

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