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All members, Essential and upwards, have full access to the BDA library, either remotely or by visiting us in person on Wimpole Street.

UK and Ireland Essential members and upwards can borrow up to ten physical items at any one time. Student members can borrow up to three physical items. 

Overseas members have access to our full range of services, except physical loans.

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Browse, access and reserve items

We are constantly expanding our online catalogue, which members can use to search for and access online items such as our eBooks, as well as reserve items for physical loans. Members can also search for references to articles in various journals not indexed on Medline, including BDA News, and manage their borrower record.

Registering with the library

To use the online catalogue, our library staff will need to register you as a user. Please contact them via the link below to sign up.

Virtual loans

Our online catalogue allows members to browse all the resources we offer, apart from full text journal articles; however, it holds a record of journal article refences.

Members can access our Journals and eJournals offer via this website (please note that you need to be logged in to view all details).

Physical loans

Members can reserve hard copies of items through the online catalogue, and subsequently contact the library to arrange for them to be posted out free of charge anywhere in the UK. This includes physical loans of our eBooks selection.

Return items by post to: BDA Library, 64 Wimpole Street, London W1G 8YS, or in person. There is a drop box at the top of the steps outside the building for when we are closed. 

Visiting the library

The library is open to visitors Wednesday to Friday from 09.00 to 16.30, however, it is advisable to check before travelling.

Members should make an appointment for the time they need to browse the library and access all the facility’s resources, including in-person access to staff and their expertise.

Those who are not eligible to join the BDA may visit for research purposes, by prior appointment only. Non-members should arrange a visit by emailing [email protected]  to receive a visitor’s letter, ensuring they are conducting legitimate dental research.

Find us at 64 Wimpole Street, London W1G 8YS.