The Medical Library was established in 1973 and gained dependent library status of the University Library in 1976, becoming one of four dependent libraries. The University Library is now made up of 21 affiliated libraries
The Medical Library collections supports all aspects of medicine and healthcare. The book collection of over 50,000 volumes contains core text books and specialty titles many of which are available electronically and as well as in print. The journal collection is increasingly weighted towards electronic access, with over 104,000 e-titles accessible. The Library also facilitates access to the NHS Core Content collection of electronic resources.