RCCM Libraries

General Libraries

British Library Aldwych Reading Room

9 Kean Street London WC2B 4AT Open: 9.30-17.30 Monday-Friday
Tel: 0171 323 7288 Fax: 0171 323 7217

For life sciences and technologies. Best British Library reading room for health care research. Medline, Embase and other databases available on CD-ROM. Holds Complementary Medicine Index. Enquiries into journal holdings can be made by phone or fax.

British Library Holborn Reading Room

Southampton Buildings, High Holborn, London. Open: 9.30-21.00 Monday-Friday , 10.00-13.00pm Saturday
Tel: 0171 323 7494/7496 Fax: 0171 412 7495 (mark for the attention of centre desk)

Science Citation Index on CD-ROM. Books and papers can be transferred from Aldwych reading room if staff given three days notice. Enquiries into journal holdings can be made by phone or fax.

British Library Bloomsbury Reading Room

Great Russell Street, London WC1B. Open: 9.00-17.00 Mon, Fri, Sat; 9.00-21.00 Tue, Weds, Thur.
Tel: 0171 323 7676

Some complementary medicine and psychology journals. Reader tickets required - details available 0171 412 7677. Full wheelchair access. Books and papers can be transferred from other BL reading rooms.

British Library Document Supply Centre

Boston Spa, Wetherby, West Yorkshire LS23 7BQ
Tel: 01937 546039 (information) 01937 546060 (customer services)

Can provide photocopies of many papers (prices from approx. 4.50 per paper) and arrange interlibrary loans for theses and reports. Registration system for frequent users and those interested in borrowing material on a library to library basis.

The British Medical Association Library

British Medical Association, BMA House, Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9JP
Tel: 0171 383 6294

Members only. Large number of orthodox medical journals and texts. Photocopying service. Medline: CD-ROM and on-line.

The Royal College of Nursing

20 Cavendish Square, London W1M 0AB
Tel: 0171 409 3333

Non-members need to write to arrange appointment to visit. Holds nursing journals and texts, CINAHL and Medline available on CD-ROM, for experienced database users only. Printed CINAHL cumulative index also held.

Marylebone Information Service

City of Westminster Public Library, Medical Section

Marylebone Rd (corner of Upper Montague St) London NW1 5PS
Open: 10.00-19.00 Mon, 9.30-19.00 Tues-Fri, 9.00-17.00 Sat.
Tel: 0171 798 1028
Holds Medline on CD-ROM

Wellcome Institute Library

The Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine

183 Euston Road London NW1 2BE
Open: 9.45-17.15 Mon, Weds, Fri; 9.45-19.15 Tue, Thurs; 9.45-13.00 Sat.
Tel: 0171 611 8582, Library enquiry desk

Contains a large collection of historical and contemporary texts. Library archives can be seen by appointment. Library catalogue available on-line via Telnet at WIHM.UCL.AC.UK

Wellcome Institute Information Service

The Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine

183 Euston Road London NW1 2BE
Tel: 0171 611 8888

Large number of medical databases on CD-ROM, including Medline, Science Citation Index. On-line services available for JANET-registered researchers.

Centre for Complementary Health Studies

Contact: Elizabeth Stewart, Centre Secretary, University of Exeter, 25 Victoria Park Road, Exeter EX2 4NT
0392 264493
Holds a number of specialist journals and offprints used by students undertaking the University's BPhil in Complementary Health Studies. No borrowing, limited copying facilities. No librarian.

Centre for Community Care and Primary Health, University of Westminster

Contact: Barbara Bromley, Librarian. Marylebone Centre Trust, 33 Queen Anne Street, London W1M 9FB
Weekdays by appointment only, donations for use welcome
Tel: 0171 255 2880/ 0171 580 8169

Reference library only. Contains texts and journals used by students undertaking BA in Therapeutic Bodywork (1994-) and MSc in Complementary Therapy Studies (1995-).

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

8.30-20.25 Mon-Fri, 9.00-12.30 Sat.
Tel: 0171 636 8636

Journals on disease, epidemiology, AIDS, health policy.

British Medical Association Library

Members only BMA House, Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9JP
Tel: 0171 383 6294
Janet: bma-library@uk.org.bma
Holds major medical journals. Full and institutional membership available. Medline available on CD-ROM and on-line to full members.

University of London Library

Senate House, Malet Street, WC1E 7HU
Open: 8.30-21.00 Mon-Thurs, 8.30-18.30 Fri, 9.30-18.30 Saturday
Tel: 0171 636 8000
Charge for non-university users: 15/week, 5/day.
Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities.

RCCM Information Service

60 Great Ormond Street, London WC1N 3JF
Tel: 0171 833 8897
Email: rccm@gn.apc.org
The RCCM is not a library. However, as a last resort, papers cited on the CISCOM database can sometimes be obtained, usually at a charge of 4-5 per item.

Specialist Homoeopathic Libraries

British Homoeopathic Library

Faculty of Homoeopathy,
Glasgow Homoeopathic Hospital,
1053 Great Western Road,
Glasgow G12 0XQ
Open: 10.00-18.00 weekdays
Contact: Mrs Mary Gooch, Librarian
tel 0141 211 1617, fax 0141 211 1610

Home of the Hom-Inform database. Homoeopathic journals and texts. Postal photocopy service available.

British Homoeopathic Association Library

Contact: Jane Munro, librarian
Tel: 0171-935-2163
Access restricted to members at 15/year for individuals.

Homoeopathic Journals and texts. Photocopying at cost price for non-members

College of Homoeopathy Reference Library

Regents College, Regents Park Inner Circle, London NW1 4NS
Open: Term times, 9.00 - 17.00 by arrangement only.
Contact: Anne Gorman, librarian
Tel: 0171 486 0141
Historical texts only, limited study space.

Homoeopathic Library

c/o Francis Treuherz, Flat 2, 18 The Avenue, Brondesbury Park London NW6 7YD
Email: fran@gn.apc.org

Private library containing over 4,000 Homoeopathic texts, mainly historical. Enquiries welcome.

Further information

British Library Medical Information Service
Boston Spa 01937 546364

Databases outside the UK
A research project is currently underway to document the various complementary medicine databases. At present, few are accessible on-line.

Contact Rebecca Rees at the RCCM for information about these and other international database services.