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BMA Library

Have you just joined/re-joined the BMA in the last few days?

If so, you may find that your Library borrower account has not yet been set up/updated, which means that you won't yet be able to request loans via our online catalogue. If you urgently need to request some books please email jhickey@bma.org.uk, quoting your BMA membership number, and we will get your account set up/updated as soon as possible and then send you a reply email confirming this has been done.


Quicker and simpler access to our E-Books Collection

We have improved access to our E-Books Collection by now only requiring you to log in with your BMA website username and password. You no longer need to have a separate Dawsonera username and password.

Our E-Books collection can still be accessed via either our online catalogue or the pages on the BMA website that list selections of titles suitable for Medical StudentsJunior Doctors and General Practitioners, as well as key titles in each medical specialty. Both of these routes now just require you to log in with your BMA website username and password.

If you don't yet have a BMA website username and password please use the online form to create one. If you do already have an account, but can't remember your log in details please use the account reset form.


Our E-Journals Collection

There are over 300 titles available in our E-Journals Collection, accessible to all BMA Members, including the Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, JAMA, The Lancet and Medical Teacher.


About the BMA library

The BMA library is available to all BMA members. Visitors may be asked to show a valid BMA membership card when using the library.

Members of the public and students may purchase a day pass.

Read our guide to library resources, student support and prices

Our facilities

  • PC access with free scanning and printing facilities
  • DVD/video player to watch our audiovisual collection
  • Self-service photocopying service
  • WiFi access
  • Exclusive DVD collection available to loan
  • Laptops available at busy periods
  • Study space
  • Complete range of core clinical textbooks
  • Career and professional issues book collection

Library opening times

Monday to Friday : 9am to 6pm

The library enquiry desk is staffed at all times except from 9am to 10am on Thursday.


BMA HouseWe are located inside the main reception of BMA House, Tavistock Square, London.

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Contact the library

Telephone: 020 7383 6625
(during opening hours)

Email: bma-library@bma.org.uk

Fax: 020 7388 2544

Skype: bma.library
 (during opening hours)

See our full contact list

Library courses

We offer on-demand, by appointment only, one-to-one half day sessions which cover all the essentials of searching Medline using the OvidSP interface and can be tailored to your individual needs.

These tutorials are completely free for BMA Members.

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