Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England Cover ImageAll members of the BMA have full access to our collection of E-Journals, which includes the Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Access to our E-Journals Collection is available at the following web page:

When you click on the above link you will see a log in screen. Simply enter your BMA Website username and password. If you do not yet have a log in account for the BMA website then simply click on the followinglink to create one –

If you have any queries about our E-Journals Collection please email us at

The ‘ABC of …’ series of books are now available from us as e-books, as well a print books. Below are the direct links to each title. After clicking on any of the links below you will be presented with a log in screen. Just enter your Dawsonera username and password into the boxes labelled Direct Login. If you do not yet have a Dawsonera login please send us an email ( to request one.

ABC of Arterial and Venous Disease (2nd Ed.)ABC of Clinical Haematology Cover Image
ABC of Breast Diseases (3rd Ed.)
ABC of Child Protection (4th Ed.)
ABC of Clinical Haemtology (3rd Ed.)
ABC of Complementary Medicine (2nd Ed.)
ABC of Dermatology (5th Ed.)
ABC of Diabetes (6th Ed.)
ABC of Ear, Nose and Throat (5th Ed.)
ABC of Emergency Differential Diagnosis
ABC of the First Year (6th Ed.)
ABC of Geriatric Medicine
ABC of Headache
ABC of Health Informatics (Illustrated Edition)
ABC of Imaging in Trauma
ABC of Kidney Disease
ABC of Learning and Teaching in Medicine (2nd Ed.)
ABC of Lung Cancer
ABC of Urology Cover Image

ABC of Mental Health (2nd Ed.)
ABC of Obesity
ABC of One to Seven (5th Ed.)
ABC of Patient Safety (Illustrated Edition)
ABC of Practical Procedures
ABC of Preterm Birth (Illustrated Edition)
ABC of Rheumatology (4th Ed.)
ABC of Sepis
ABC of Skin Cancer (Illustrated Edition)
ABC of Spinal Disorders
ABC of Transfusion (4th Ed.)
ABC of Tubes, Drains, Lines and Frames
ABC of Urology (2nd Ed.)

Although we are based in central London, we aim to provide for the information needs of all BMA members throughout the whole of the UK. In order to achieve this aim we operate a postal loans service where any member can request a book from our collection and we will cover the cost of posting it out to them wherever they are located.

How to request books from us
Books can be requested from us by any of the following methods:

  • Via our online catalogue – (click on the ‘Sign-in’ button and log in with your BMA website username and password before searching for the items you want and clicking on the ‘Request’ buttons beside each of them)
  • By telephone – 020 7383 6625
  • By email –

The address that books will be sent to
Unless you specify otherwise, we post out the books that you request to the default contact address that the BMA has for you. (This will be the address where your copy of the BMJ/Student BMJ is sent to.) If you would like your books sent to a different address please provide this when you make your request. We are able to register an ongoing alternative delivery address for your loan requests (e.g. a term-time address for student members or a work address for qualified members). Please include a ‘use until date’ when you provide us with an alternative address so that we will know exactly how long to keep using it for.

How books get sent to you
If the books that you request from us weigh less than 1.5Kg we will send them to you by Royal Mail 1st Class Post. If the items are over this weight we will send them to you using the BMA’s courier service, provided by CYC. Please allow 3 working days for delivery of any items that are being sent to you by courier.

How to return books to us
Included with each book that we send out is a return address label. For student members of the BMA this is a reply paid label so the cost of posting items back to us is free. Qualified members of the BMA get a standard return address label and need to pay the return postage costs themselves. We recommend to all of our members that they obtain a ‘Proof of Postage’ certificate when sending any books back to us. These can be obtained, at no cost, from any Post Office.

If you have any queries about our postal loans service please get in touch with us by phone (020 7383 6625) or by email (

We have recently launched an app for Apple iOS devices (iPads, iPhones, iPod Touches) and a corresponding mobile-optimised website for Android, BlackBerry and other smart phones/tablet devices. The app/mobile website gives you access to our online catalogue to search our holdings and request items, as well as our opening times and contact details. You can also log into your borrower account to renew your loans.

Apple iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch Users

LibAnywhere App Icon

Open up the App Store on your device and search for LibAnywhere. The app that you are looking for is produced by

Once you have downloaded and installed the app, open it and click on the following series of buttons/links:

Browse all libraries > United Kingdom > England > BMA Library

Android, BlackBerry and other Smart Phone/Tablet Users

QR Code for BMA Library Mobile-Optimised websiteOpen the web browser on your device and go to the following web address:

Alternatively, if you have a QR Code Reader installed on your device use it to scan the qr code on the left hand side of this text to be taken to our mobile website directly.

If you have any queries about using the app/mobile website please get in touch with us by email: or by Tel: 020 7383 6564.


UPDATE – 7th November 2011: There is now an Android version of the app available. For full details please see our more recent blog post.

Crash Course : AnatomyWe have now added titles from the Crash Course Series and the Made Easy Series to our E-Books The ECG Made EasyCollection. These nicely compliment the titles from the Clinical Cases Uncovered series that were already part of our e-books offering to student members of the BMA.

The full list of all the titles from these three series that are available as e-books, along with the details of how to directly access each of them, can be found on our dedicated web page for Medical Student E-Books:

Welcome to the inaugural post of the BMA Library blog.

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