Category Archives: Opening hours

Opening Hours w/b 23rd October

Our opening hours next week are:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 2.15pm-5pm
Wednesday: 2pm-4.30pm

Please contact us if you would like to arrange a visit.

We hope you have a pleasant weekend!

L0022575 G. Bartisch, Das ist Augendienst.
Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images;
Early example of glasses being worn by a man reading a book.
Das ist Augendienst. Georg Bartisch. Published: 1583
Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0


Opening hours w/b 16th October

Our opening hours for next week are:

Monday, Tuesday & Friday: 2.15pm-5pm
Wednesday & Thursday: 2pm-4.30pm

If you would like to visit the library, please contact us in advance.

L0035642 Two Victorian ear trumpets Credit: Wellcome Library,

L0035642 Two Victorian ear trumpets
Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images
Two Victorian ear trumpets, one made of tin made by Atkinson, Union Court, Holborn, London, and the other swathed in black silk and lace mourning
19th Century Published: –
Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0

Welcome to Mary; Term opening hours

Welcome back to a new term at Oxford – and welcome to the Wellcome to our new library assistant, Mary Atkinson! Mary will be here to help you at the library weekday afternoons, 2.15-5pm – do come by and say hello.

We will be closed this week due to 0th week inductions, but we will be open Monday-Friday next week (1st week), 9th-13th October – 2.15-5pm, with the exception of Wednesday, when we are open 2-4.30. As ever, please contact the library in advance of any visit so that we can ensure access. We look forward to welcoming you to the library.

Summer Closure

The Library is now Closed for the summer! We will re-open on Tuesday 21st August, 2.15-5pm, and will be back to more regular hours from that point on.

Over the summer, other History of Medicine resources can be found at:

The Radcliffe Science Library

The Bodleian Upper Reading Room

The History Faculty Library in the Radcliffe Camera

Please check local admissions policies before arriving at these libraries, however! Bodleian Admissions can be found here.

Of course, our online resources remain available – see the HSMT Libguide for further details!

We wish all our readers a pleasant and relaxing summer, and look forward to seeing you again in the Autumn!

Summer Shadows

Summer holiday

Vacation Opening July-August

During the Long Vacation, the library’s hours will vary considerably due to staff leave:

July: We will be staffed Tuesday and Thursday afternoons only, with the exception of Thursday 20th July. Our opening hours will be 2.15-5pm on Tuesdays, and 2pm-4.30pm on Thursdays.

August: The library will be CLOSED 1st-15th August inclusive. Thereafter, we will be staffed Tuesday and Thursday afternoons only until the beginning of September.

Visits to the library over the summer months will be by appointment only due to the varying nature of our opening hours. You can find our contact details here.

Other libraries with History of Medicine Resources that you can visit whilst we are closed include the Radcliffe Science Library on Parks Road and the Upper Reading Room of the Bodleian Library, which has a collection of HSMT books selected by the Bodleian History Librarian.

We hope you all have a glorious summer, whatever the weather! Punting on the Cherwell

Opening hours w/b 29 May 2017

Next week our opening hours are:

Monday: CLOSED for the Bank Holiday
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 2.15pm-5pm
Wednesday: 2pm-4.30pm

Don’t forget, while the Wellcome Unit is closed on the bank holiday, other Oxford libraries will be open as normal. You can find some history of medicine resources at the History Faculty Library, Old Bodleian Upper Reading Room and Radcliffe Science Library.

As always, please do get in touch with us if you would like to make a visit to the library. Have a really enjoyable bank holiday weekend.