Library Services


UK Medical Heritage Library

The UK Medical Heritage Library is a collection of nearly 70,000 digitised texts from the history of medicine in the 19th century.


UCL Library Services is one of ten partner institutions that provided items for the collection, contributing over 2800 books and pamphlets from five libraries with a medical specialism:

  • The UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, Queen Square Library
  • The UCL Institute of Orthopaedics Library
  • The UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health Library
  • The UCL School of Pharmacy Library
  • The Joint Library of Ophthalmology, Moorfields Eye Hospital & UCL Institute of Ophthalmology

How to access the collections

Three points of access to the collection are listed below. You can also see the collections as part complete Medical Heritage Library, including items from both the UK and US Medical Heritage Library projects.

Wellcome Library
Wellcome Digital Library

You can search the Wellcome Digital Library to view the items in the Wellcome Player.

Internet Archive
Internet Archive

The collection is also available on the Internet Archive.

Historical Texts
Historical Texts

Jisc Historical Texts allows visualisations to be generated from queries to the complete UK-MHL collection.