The Library

Liverpool Medical Institution Library was originally founded in 1779 as Liverpool Medical Library. It houses collections of medical instruments, books, journals, pamphlets and a small archive covering a wide range of medical areas.

The substantial collection of books dates from the early 16th century to the present day, with the majority of these available for reference. The pamphlet collection contains many unique items from handwritten notes to privately printed articles.

A small number of current medical and history of medicine journals are taken. Many journals have long uninterrupted runs of bound back-numbers. The earliest journals and medical instruments date to the 18th century.

Who can use the Library?

The Library is available to all Members of Liverpool Medical Institution as part of their annual subscription. Non-members and interested researchers wishing to access the historical collections should apply to the Business Manager for further information or alternatively complete the contact form below. An appointment is necessary in advance of any visit.

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 9.30 am to 5.30 pm by 

appointment only


Contact information

Telephone: (0151) 709 9125:   Extension 104

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