Our Books


The College library houses over 30,000 volumes of work covering all aspects of medicine, health and surgery. The latest textbooks and revision guides sit alongside key medical texts dating from the 15th century to the present day. Due to our close connections with the city of Glasgow, we have also built up a collection of books relating to the city and its surrounding areas.

Modern Clinical Collection

Our modern clinical collection reflects our diverse membership covering topics in medicine, surgery, dentistry and travel medicine. We hold copies of many of the latest medical textbooks, career guides, books on health law and also have a comprehensive selection of revision guides for our examination candidates.

Rare Book Collection

This collection dates from the 15th century and includes many fine examples of some of the most important medical and surgical texts of the past 500 years. It is particularly strong in the areas of anatomy, medicine, surgery, botany and materia medica in the 18th and 19th centuries.

History of Medicine Collection

A comprehensive collection of books dealing with the history of medicine both nationally and internationally. This collection also includes biographies and autobiographies of those associated with health and medicine.

History of Dentistry Collection

This is a new addition to the College library and one which we are looking to expand. The collection aims to represents a broad overview of the advancement of dentistry through the ages.

The Glasgow Collection

Through the generous support of the Baillie's Institution, the College library is building up a comprehensive collection of books relating to Glasgow and Scotland. The collection dates from 1736 right up to the present day and is an invaluable resource for historians.

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