Knowledge * Content Libraries * Heberden Library

The society owns a collection of medico-historical books on rheumatology and related conditions.

There are over 1,500 items including books, pamphlets, journals and photographs. WSC Copeman, first honorary librarian of the Heberden Society, and EGL Bywaters, second honorary librarian were both instrumental in collecting the items that make up the library we have today. Since 1966, recent books, reports, proceedings, and documents have been added to the collection with the aim of providing a history of rheumatology for future generations.

To help ensure we have a wide range and up to date historical record of rheumatology, we invite you to donate any relevant books to the Heberden Library. Please contact us with the title and author of the book that you'd like to donate.

For access to library materials search the online catalogue and make a request for access to

Physical copies are stores at the RCP, Welcome Library or in the British Society for Rheumatology offices.

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