The Library

The Library was founded in 1779 as The Liverpool Medical Library. The present library houses a stock of monographs and journals covering the whole range of medical specialities. 45 current journals are taken and most of these have long uninterrupted runs of bound back numbers.

From its inception the Library has benefited from generous gifts of early medical books as well as current imprints. The substantial collection of books dating from the early 16th century to the end of the 19th century has recently had extensive conservation work undertaken with the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The modern resources in the Library owe much to the generous financial support of the North West Cancer Research Fund.

The latest edition of the Library Newsletter is available here

Professional library staff are available to help with enquiries and searching. Members and Affiliates may borrow books and journals (material published before the 20th century is for reference use only). There is a photocopier for Members use in the main library.

Who can use the Library?

The Library is available to all categories of Members of the Liverpool Medical Institution as part of their annual subscription. Other interested researchers may apply to the Librarian with a letter of introduction. For access to the historical collections an appointment is necessary in advance of any visit.

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 9.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.

Contact information

Telephone: (0151) 709 9125:   Extension 1

Fax: (0151) 707 2810

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