We hold approximately 2,000 print journals. (Please visit www.bma.org.uk/journals to see the full list.) Every one of the articles in all of the issues of these journals can be accessed by anyone in the world, both BMA members and non-members, using our Document Delivery Service.

How to request articles from us
Articles can be requested from us by using an online request form. (There are different versions of the form depending on whether you are a personal member of the BMA, an Institutional member of the Library or a non-member.) The request form can be accessed directly at: www.bma.org.uk/request

How articles will be sent to you
Articles will be sent to you in the form of PDF files by email. Articles can also be sent to you as photocopies by post if you prefer.

How long it will take
Our standard service has a delivery turnaround time of 2 working days. If you are a personal member of the BMA or an Institutional member of the Library you can also make use of our Urgent Action service where articles are supplied to you either on the same day that you request them or within one hour. Both of these urgent delivery options cost more than our standard service.

How much it will cost
The cost of requesting articles from us will vary depending on whether or not you are a member, and also on how quickly you wish to have the articles supplied to you. The price you will be charged is clearly displayed on the online request form against each available option. A full breakdown of our prices is also available at: http://bma.org.uk/about-the-bma/bma-library/using-the-library/library-prices

Paying for the articles supplied
If you are a member we will supply you with the articles that you have requested within the agreed time frame and we will then send you an invoice for the cost of the articles at the end of the calendar month. Personal members also have the option of paying by credit/debit card at the time of placing the request. Non-members must provide card payment details when they place their requests. Please note that payment will only be taken from a card once an article has been successfully supplied. If it is not possible for us to supply you with a copy of an article for any reason we will send you an email to notify you of the reason why and no payment will be taken.

Requesting copies of articles that we don’t hold
If you want a copy of an article from a journal which we do not hold in our print collection, we can obtain it for you from another library, courtesy of our Inter Library Loans Service. This service is only available to members and the option for getting an item from another library appears on the online request form. The cost of obtaining an article from another library is significantly higher. For full details of the prices for this service please visit: http://bma.org.uk/about-the-bma/bma-library/using-the-library/library-prices

If you have any queries about our Document Delivery Service (or our Inter Library Loans Service) please get in touch with us by phone (020 7383 6625) or by email (bma-library@bma.org.uk).

The Anaesthesia Science Viva BookOut of the hundreds of titles in our E-Books Collection, the following three will be particularly useful for Anaesthetists:

Anatomy for Anaesthetists (8th Ed.)As with all of the other titles in our E-Books Collection, each of these can either be read online via your web browser or downloaded as a PDF file to be read offline for up to 7 days 3 days 24 hours (1 day).

After clicking on any of the above title links 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 (e-books@bma.org.uk) to request one.

Our Acquisitions Team always tries to anticipate the books that BMA members are likely to request from us, but they do not always know about every book that a member will find useful. In order for members to let us know about books that we should be adding to our collection, we have a purchasing suggestion facilty on our online catalogue.

To make use of this facilty please go to our online catalogue (www.bma.org.uk/catalogue), Sign-in with your BMA website username and password, and then click on the Suggest new purchase button (highlighted in the screen shot below) which only appears after you have signed in. You will then be presented with an online form which you need to complete with as much information as you can provide about the book that you would like us to purchase.

If you have any questions about this or any of our other services please call us on 020 7383 6625 or email bma-library@bma.org.uk.

 BMA Library Online Catalogue  with the "Suggest New Purchase" button highlighted

JAMA logoAll members of the BMA have full access to our collection of E-Journals, which includes JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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

http://www.bma.org.uk/ejournals

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 following link to create one – www.bma.org.uk/register

If you have any queries about our E-Journals Collection please email us at e-journals@bma.org.uk.

Browse's Introduction to the Investigation and Management of Surgical DiseaseOut of the hundreds of titles in our E-Books Collection, we have now put together a list of 75 key titles for Junior Doctors.

The Hands-on Guide for Junior DoctorsThe list includes Browse’s Introduction to the Investigation and Management of Surgical Disease as well as The Hands-on Guide for Junior Doctors by Donald et al.

The full list of titles, and direct access to each, is available on the following web page:

http://bma.org.uk/about-the-bma/bma-library/e-resources/junior-e-books

Access to all of these e-books requires a log in for the Dawsonera website. If you do not yet have one please send an email to e-books@bma.org.uk, including your BMA Membership Number, to request one.

If you have any queries about our E-Books Collection please send an email to e-books@bma.org.uk or telephone 020 7383 6564.

BMA Library Book Return BoxIt is possible to return books that you have borrowed from us in person at BMA House, even when we are shut. We have a Library Book Return Box (see picture on the right) which is located just inside the Security Lodge Entrance of BMA House (see picture below).

The Security Lodge is staffed around the clock, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so books can be returned via this method at any time. Any books placed in the Return Box are collected by Library staff the morning of the next working day and are immediately discharged from your borrower record.

If you have any queries about using the Book Return Box or any other issue concerning the return of books please telephone us on 020 7383 6625 or email us at bma-library@bma.org.uk.

Front of BMA House with Entrance to the Security Lodge indicated

Rook's Textbook of DermatologyAll four volumes of the latest edition of Rook’s Textbook of Dermatology are available to BMA members as part of our E-Books Collection. Click on the link below to access them directly:

http://www.dawsonera.com/depp/reader/protected/external/AbstractView/S9781444317640

After clicking on this link 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 (e-books@bma.org.uk) to request one.

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:
http://www.bma.org.uk/ejournals

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 – www.bma.org.uk/register

If you have any queries about our E-Journals Collection please email us at e-journals@bma.org.uk.