We are here to support the teaching and research of the College: we do this by maintaining an accessible, quality, and up-to-date collection of specialist resources as well as a comfortable, safe and secure environment for you to work and study.
The Library Service at BCOM is located in Frazer House on the first floor. There are four rooms: one for group work, one for silent independent study, the computer room and the main book room which houses the main mono and colour printers. We also have wi-fi access throughout.
We hold over 4,500 textbooks related to anatomy, physiology, medicine and osteopathy, as well as several specialist osteopathic journals such as the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association and the International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine. We don’t only have books and journals to support your studies – we also hold the College’s collection of anatomical models and other learning aids such as flashcards and DVDs.
We also have a designated Interlibrary Loan service where we can access journal articles and books from other London health libraries or, for a small charge, via the British Library should they not be available directly from BCOM or Plymouth University.
Our partnership with Plymouth University allows us to use their electronic library which is an invaluable resource including the most up-to-date journals, e-books, databases and learning aids such as Anatomy TV. The Librarian is on hand to help you navigate and make the most of these.
The Librarian is available by appointment to offer advice on academic matters such as essay writing, academic referencing and forming effective search strategies.
We are also open by appointment to members of the public with a legitimate reason to use our materials (e.g. students and staff from other osteopathic teaching institutions) and members of BCOM alumni. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org at least 24 hours in advance so we can arrange visitor access.