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The Boston Medical Library (BML) is a physicians' library that disseminates medical knowledge, promotes medical education, and preserves medical history. The richness of the Boston Medical Library collections is a result of the dedication of the founders and members. The Fellows of the BML form a community of those interested in access to our many resources, both print and electronic formats, databases and web sites, a knowledge laboratory and one of the finest historical collections in existence. As a result of collection efforts that span two centuries, the Boston Medical Library's Center for the History of Medicine is home to medieval and Renaissance manuscripts and incunabula, historical works and Ephemera, medical instruments, prints and photographs, and a wealth of original papers and correspondence of notable physicians and scientists.

What are the benefits of becoming a BML Fellow?

  • Ready access to the library and its collections
  • Access to the Boston Medical Library's outstanding medical history collections
  • Borrowing of books
  • Reference services
  • Instruction in the use of library resources
  • Access & overnight borrowing of "Course Reserve" books
  • A research assistant card
  • Interlibrary borrowing of books and journal articles
  • Participation in Boston Medical Library meetings and elections
  • Invitation to events 
  • Reservation and use of the Frank H. Lahey Room in The Countway Library
  • Nearby automobile parking based on available space (for occasional use only)

How can I become a Fellow of the Boston Medical Library?

Complete an application and mail it to the Boston Medical Library, 10 Shattuck Street, Boston, MA 02115 along with documentation of an MD degree and the annual dues payment. All applications are reviewed by the Membership Committee.

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