Monthly Archives: July 2013

Problems with Wellcome Unit Library email – now fixed

Apologies, library staff are currently unable to access the the Library’s email inbox (  If you have any urgent queries please contact us via the Bodleian History Faculty Library on 01865 277262.

This week the Library will be staffed Wednesday 2.15-4.30pm and Thursday 25 July 2.15-5.00pm.  If you would like to make an appointment to visit the Library please contact us via the Bodleian History Faculty Library on 01865 277262.

IT staff are currently working to resolve this problem and we hope it will be functioning again quickly.

NOTE: This problem was resolved on Tuesday 23 July. Email is fully functional again.

Summer opening hours and new website

Shorter staffed opening hours this summer
This summer the Wellcome Unit Library will have limited staffed hours.  This week the library will be staffed on Tuesday afternoon 2.15-5pm only.  Staffed hours in the rest of July and August will be shorter than normal and times will vary.  Please do contact the library if you would like to arrange a visit.

But you can still contact us
Even though the library will have briefer opening hours, you can still contact us by email via or call us on 01865 274604 during our staff hours.

The current website is going to get a new look

The current website is going to get a new look

When the library is unstaffed you can contact us by phone via the Bodleian History Faculty Library on 01865 277262.

New website coming soon
This summer we are also working to improve our website and a new-look website should launch in the coming weeks.  While we work to improve the website there may be some disruption to the layout of pages.  Please do contact us if you have questions about visiting the Library or what is held in our collections.

Related Links
Contact Us | Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine Library Website | Bodleian History Faculty Library website

New member of staff in the Library

This week we welcome Laura as a temporary library assistant in the Wellcome Unit Library.  She will be working some of the staffed afternoons in the Library.

Laura is the Bodleian History Faculty Library Graduate Trainee for 2012-13 and so is well trained in and knowledgeable about the Bodleian Libraries system and services and libraries in Oxford. As well as her library skills, Laura also has also recently gained a PhD in History from King’s College London.

Using the Library
If you would like to visit the Wellcome Unit Library, please contact us to arrange an appointment.  The Library is due to be staffed at the following times over the coming 2 weeks:

  • Monday 1 July 2.15-4.30
  • Tuesday 2 July 2.15-5
  • Wednesday 3 July 2.15-4.30
  • Thursday 4 July 2.15-5
  • Friday – unstaffed
  • Monday 8 July 2.15-4.30
  • Tuesday 9 July 2.15-5
  • Wednesday – unstaffed
  • Thursday 11 July 2.15-5
  • Friday 12 July 2.15-5

Related Links Contact Us | Opening Hours webpage | Bodleian History Faculty Library | Bodleian Libraries Graduate Trainee Scheme