Document ReferenceMRB
TitleMedical Rare Books Collection
Date1580 - 20th century
ExtentOver 400 items
Access ConditionsAccessible to all readers
Admin HistoryThe Medical Library was opened as a separate branch of the University Library in 1968 and a category of Rare Books was soon established, growing initially by transfer of older materials from existing stock, but added to over the years by significant gifts and occasional purchases. It now numbers over 400 items.
Custodial HistoryThe volumes remained physically in the Medical Library until 1994 when they were transferred to Special Collections.
DescriptionThe Collection comprises the general stock of medical rare books, many with a broad scientific interest.
MgtGroupHealth records
Printed Book Collections
Scientific, research and educational records
ArrangementThe collection is arranged by Library of Congress classification
TermMedicine - History
FindingAidsThe collection is catalogued on the University of Nottingham's library catalogue NUsearch ( To browse the Collection, enter the search term MRB (the code for Medical Rare Books) into the main search box and select to search within the Library Catalogue only.
ReprodnNoteReprographic copies can be supplied for educational and private study purposes only, depending on access status and the condition of the documents.
ConditionVariable. Some fragile bindings.
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