Science Museum Library catalogue loaded

We’re pleased to announce that the holdings of the Science Museum Library have been added to Copac.

Dana Research Centre and Library, Science Museum

Dana Research Centre and Library, Science Museum. © Timothy Soar, by permission of Coffey Architects

The Science Museum’s world-class library collections chart the global development of science, engineering and medicine from the fifteenth to the twenty-first centuries. Holdings include academic and scholarly works, textbooks and popular works in English and other European languages, as well as books on the history and biography of science, technology and medicine, and their social impact.

Around 5800 books are available at the Dana Research Centre and Library in London, but nearly all of the collections are stored at the Science Museum’s Wroughton facility near Swindon, and selected items can be transported to the library in London for consultation there. The Library holds around 143000 books at Wroughton and significant collections of journals, British patents, trade literature and other ephemera.

The Science Museum’s records were previously supplied to Copac alongside the catalogue of Imperial College London, but are now being supplied directly from the Science Museum, after the opening of their new Dana Research Centre and Library in London in 2015.

To browse, or limit your search to the Science Museum Library, select the Main Search tab in Copac and choose ‘Science Museum Library’ from the list of libraries.

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