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BMA Library

Selected Weekend Opening of the Library

We will be open, from 10am to 4pm, on the following Saturdays and Sundays:

Saturday, 5 December
Sunday, 6 December
Saturday, 12 December

Our Opening Times for the Christmas and New Year Period

We will be operating slightly revised opening hours for the Christmas and New Year period.

Dissertation and Research Services

Let us help you by finding the articles that you need to complete your work with free database searches covering Medline, Embase, PsycINFO and HMIC. Or we can train you in searching skills so you can benefit from the wide range of information available to you.
Act now and email info.medline@bma.org.uk to request a search or book a 1-2-1 tutorial session.

Dozens of titles added to our E-Journals Collection

There are now nearly 400 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, Medical Teacher and Nature.

Quick and Simple access to our E-Books Collection

Our E-Books collection can 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. You no longer need to have a separate Dawsonera username and password.

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.

Our Opening Times for the Christmas and New Year period (PDF)


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

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Contact the library

Tel: 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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There are a range of ways to keep up to date with the library: 

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