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Visiting the Library

The Library is located on the first floor of the College, next to the Hunterian Museum (directions to the College can be found here). There are two parts to the Library: the historic Barry Reading Room, containing older materials and used primarily by historical researchers, and the Lumley Study Centre, holding up-to-date books and journals (from the last ten years) for students and surgeons, as well as our public-access computers.

Members and historical researchers will need to talk to the College reception staff and get a visitor's badge before entering the Library; please remember to keep this with you as you may be challenged for security reasons. Historical researchers should also make sure they have booked their visit beforehand (please email

Visitors to the Hunterian Museum are welcome to come and view the Barry Reading Room and our exhibitions as part of their visit.

The Library opening hours are:

Tuesday-Friday: 10.00am-5.00pm

Sat-Mon/Bank Holidays: closed

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