Sir Thomas Browne Library

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Literature searching

We offer a full searching service. We can search for a single piece of information or undertake a detailed literature search on your behalf – see our Forms and Guides page.

Information skills training

If you need help with online searching we can provide a bespoke training session for individuals and groups tailored to your specific area of interest – see our Forms and Guides page.

We provide training on four core topics: general literature searching, searching on a specific topic of your choice, using the Cochrane database of Systematic Reviews and use of Library electronic resources. Any of these sessions can be requested by using the form on our Forms page and a CPD certificate can be provided for attendance.

For other bespoke training please contact Library staff –

Document supply

We can obtain copies or loans of nearly any book, report or journal though the interlibrary loan service (charges may apply). Items can be requested by emailing details to

Books/Journal issues

Borrowed from a partner organisation £1.00

Borrowed from BMA £5.00

Borrowed from British Library £15.00

Renewal from the British Library £4.00

General library charges

Fines – Per book per day 25p per day

Photocopying – Per A4 sheet – cash £0.10

Printing – Per A4 sheet £0.10 per sheet

Binding – According to size from £1.50

Document delivery charges

Supplied from our off-site Library Store 10p per A4 Page

Supplied form a partner organisation £1.00

Supplied from the BMA/RCS £5.00

Supplied form the British Library £9.50

(Library Staff will contact you before ordering items from the British Library or the BMA organisations).