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We offer a range of facilities, both in person and online, including access to our reading room, a huge range of e-books and e-journals, plus our postal loans service.
The BMA library specialises in current clinical practice, medical ethics and education and providing expert information to members and staff. Our wide range of services is available to members at any time from any location.
All BMA members have free, direct access to over 1,400 E-Books. Check out our specialist lists for Medical Students, Junior Doctors and GPs, plus key titles for all medical specialties.
We provide access to nearly 1,000 E-Journals for all BMA members, including JAMA, The Lancet, Medical Teacher and Nature.
As a BMA member you can search Medline directly or access our Dissertation and Research Services for expert help. Find out more here
The institutional membership scheme is a way to expand our collections and services - find out how to join.
View our price list for readers' tickets, document delivery service, interlibrary loan, and fees for institutional members.
Get information on who can use the BMA library, how to contact us and the resources available to you.
We operate a postal loans service where any BMA member can request a book or DVD from our collection and we post it to them wherever they are located in the UK. See more about our service.
Our online catalogue lets you search our holdings - print books and print journals, DVDs and our e-books. Sign in to request new loans and renew your existing loans.
To help you make the most of our resources, library users can order copies of articles from any of our journals, for research purposes. Find out more about this service.
The BMA medical book awards take place annually to recognise outstanding contributions to medical literature.
Find out all about 2016 Awards winners.
The patient information awards were established in 1997 to encourage excellence in the production and dissemination of accessible, well-designed and clinically balanced patient information.
We run courses throughout the year on basic and advanced critical appraisal skills, as well as free one-to-one Medline bespoke tutorials for both BMA members and non-members. See more on what we offer.
Discover a variety of resources at your fingertips including over 1,400 E-Books, 900 E-Journals and access to Ovid Medline.
Nowhere near London? No problem. Request up to 15 books, plus 15 DVDs at a time online and have them posted to you anywhere in the UK for free.
Enjoy our peaceful reading room with over 60 study spaces where you are entitled to free to use of PCs, printing and scanning.
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The library Enquiry Desk is staffed at all times except from 9am to 10am on Thursdays.
The Library also opens on a selected number of weekends each year, when Ask Dr Clarke courses are taking place at BMA House. The next weekend opening will be November 2016.
Email: [email protected]
Skype: bma.library (during opening hours)
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Tel: 020 7383 6625
Fax: 0207 388 2544
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