Plan your visit

WUHMO entrance and signThe Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine Oxford Library (Wellcome Unit Library) welcomes new and existing readers to use its collections and services.

Before visiting, please contact us to arrange an appointment to use the Library.


For more information about admissions to the Wellcome Unit Library and other Bodleian Libraries in Oxford, please visit our admissions page.

Contact us

Haydn's Domestic Medicine FrontispiecePlease do contact us to make an appointment and to ask any questions you have about our collections and services.

Library staff are happy to offer help with enquiries relating to the services and collections of the Library and relating to reading lists for History of Medicine courses at Oxford University.

For more complex or research enquiries please use our Ask the Librarian form or email us.

Find us

For more information about the Library's location and downloadable maps please visit our location page.

IT and copying

The Library has computers, wifi and copying facilities.  More information about these services is available on our IT and copying page.

About the collections

Library Room 2The Wellcome Unit 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 can be searched on SOLO (Library Catalogue). Visit our about the collections page for further details.

Image: Haydn's Dictionary of Popular Medicine and Hygiene, edited by E Lankester (London, 1879), frontispiece.

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