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Guide to Oxford University library resources for postgraduates, postdocs and researchers in the Medical Sciences Division.
Subjects: Medicine

Libraries for Medical Sciences

Clinical Medicine

There are four Bodleian Health Care Libraries (BHCL) which serve the Hospital sites in Headington (for University and local NHS staff). Specialities are as follows:

Cairns Library, John Radcliffe Hospital: Acute General Medicine/Surgery (all disciplines), Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Geratology, AIDS, Neurosciences, Otorhinolaryngology, Ophthalmology and coursebooks.

Knowledge Centre, Old Road Campus Research Building: Epidemiology, Evidence Based Healthcare, Health Policy, Public health medicine, Statistics, Diabetes, Oncology, Radiotherapy.

NOC Library, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre: Orthopaedics, Musculoskeletal Sciences, Rheumatology, Neurological Diseases and Neurorehabilitation, Orthotics, Prosthetics, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Health Management, and Nursing.

Horton Library, Horton General Hospital: General Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Nursing and Midwifery, Neonatology, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Paediatrics, Gerontology, Cardiology, Respiratory Medicine, Trauma and Orthopaedics, Endocrinology, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Psychology, Emergency Medicine, Intensive Care Medicine, Surgery and Anaesthetics, Pathology, Microbiology, and Health Management.

Non-clinical medicine

The Radcliffe Science Library (RSL) is the University's main science library. It covers the non-clinical medical sciences such as Biochemistry, Experimental Psychology, Human Anatomy and Genetics, Physiology, Pathology, and Pharmacology.

All our collections are listed on SOLO. Closed Stack material can be requested for consultation in the libraries.

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Cairns Library

Find us: John Radcliffe Hospital

Contact us: 01865 221936 or

Knowledge Centre

Find us: Old Road Campus Research Building

Contact us: 01865 225815 or

NOC Library

Find us: Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre

Contact us: 01865 738147


Horton Library

Find us: Horton General Hospital

Contact us: 01295 229316

Radcliffe Science Library

Associated collections

Contact: 01865 274604 (Monday-Friday 14.00-17.00) or