Due to the Amber Extreme Heat warning issued by the Met Office, the physical library space in BMA House will be closed on the following days:

  • Thursday, 11th August
  • Friday, 12th August

Any bookings made for these days will be cancelled and the members notified.

While the space remains closed, members will still be able to access our extensive collection of eBooks and eJournals via the library online catalogue.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Below is a list of the new titles that we have added to our E-Books Collection this month:

If you have any queries about any of these e-books, or any of the other titles in our E-Books Collection, please get in touch with us at: e-books@bma.org.uk

Due to the proposed national rail strike on the 27th July, the physical library space in BMA House will be closed due to staff shortages.

Any bookings made for this day will be cancelled and the members notified.

While the space remains closed, members will still be able to access our extensive collection of eBooks and eJournals via the library online catalogue.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Photo by Roman Fox on Unsplash

This week all of the e-books that we hold from Oxford University Press have migrated to a new platform, Oxford Academic.

All of these e-books remain accessible to you via our online catalogue, but now have a much more intuituve and feature rich interface. In particular, it is now far easier to download the PDF of a chapter:

All of these e-books are DRM-free which means that there are no restrictions on accessing them or the length of time that the downloads last for.

Some of our most popular OUP titles are:

If you have any queries about our OUP e-books, or any other e-book queries, please get in touch with us at: e-books@bma.org.uk

Due to the first Red Extreme heat warning issued by the Met Office, the physical library space in BMA House will be closed on the following days:

  • Monday, 18th July
  • Tuesday, 19th July
  • Wednesday, 20th July

Any bookings made for these days will be cancelled and the members notified.

While the space remains closed, members will still be able to access our extensive collection of eBooks and eJournals via the library online catalogue.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Photo by Jarosław Kwoczała on Unsplash

In the event of proposed national rail strikes proceeding, the physical library space in BMA House will be closed on the following days due to staff shortages:

Tuesday, 21st June

Thursday, 23rd June

Any bookings made for these days will be cancelled and the members notified.

While the space remains closed, members will still be able to access our extensive collection of eBooks and eJournals via the library online catalogue.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Photo by Roman Fox on Unsplash

Here are our opening times for the days surrounding the upcoming Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend:

  • Tuesday, 31st May 2022 – 9am to 5pm
  • Wednesday, 1st June 2022 – 9am to 4pm
  • Thursday, 2nd June 2022 (Spring Bank Holiday)CLOSED
August Bank Holiday
  • Friday, 3rd June 2022 (Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday)CLOSED
  • Monday, 6th June 2022 – 9am to 5pm

If you have any queries about the above details please get in touch with us:bma-library@bma.org.uk

The BMA library has moved towards an e-first strategy to take advantage of all the benefits provided by e-books and e-journals. With the recent move of the library to a new purpose-built space we have had the opportunity to undertake a review of the collections.  We have purchased e-book equivalents of our most heavily used titles where available. All future purchases will be of e-books in preference to print wherever possible.

Using e-books provides you and the library with several advantages over traditional, printed material:

  • 24/7 access to resources and equity of access to members regardless of location
  • Access for multiple users at the same time (on most e-books) ensures value for money
  • E-books are greener than their print equivalents, so we reduce the carbon footprint of library services in line with BMA Corporate, Social and Environmental Responsibility (CSER) commitments
  • We can provide content to you more quickly, as e-books are supplied much more quickly than their print equivalents
  • You can print and download sections of the book, in compliance with copyright guidelines
  • Added functionality such as highlighting and making notes within the text that you can download or print etc.

You can browse our e-book and e-journal subscriptions, plus open access content, using our library online catalogue.

Library-owned items that are unavailable electronically will be posted to members at no cost. BMA members will be responsible for the cost of return postage for items borrowed from the library.