Enquiries, copies and permissions
We offer a limited enquiry service in response to email, post, phone, or in person to visitors by prior arrangement. We cannot however undertake research on your behalf.
To discover more information about our archive collections, as well as the history of the society, donations, oral history, audio visual collections and a wide range of other materials held at the BPS’s London Office, please contact:
BPS History of Psychology Centre, 30 Tabernacle Street, London EC2A 4UE
Phone: +44 (0)116 252 9587
To find out how you can access materials and resources held at the Wellcome Library, please contact:
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE
Email the Wellcome Library
Although registration for a library card is free and gives access to the main library collections, there are some additional requirements for access to archives and manuscripts. First-time visitors are advised to contact Wellcome Library in advance.
For more details about the BPS's Library Collection, please contact Mura Ghosh, Psychology Librarian at Senate House:
Senate House Library, Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Email Mura Ghosh
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7862 8449
Copies and permission to use material from BPS collections
Private study, teaching or research purposes
Images from the visual archive, sound recordings, and photocopies or PDFs of papers and other materials - subject to copyright restrictions and at our discretion - can be shared for personal and non-commercial use free of charge to BPS members. For non-members, a charge may apply (to be agreed in advance), to cover administrative, reprographic and postage charges.
For visiting researchers, photocopying and scanning (subject to copyright restrictions and at our discretion) is generally available free of charge however self-service copying is not available.
Materials held by our partner the Wellcome Library and Senate House, are subject to their own copying and distribution restrictions except for materials with specific conditions attached to them - as indicated in our catalogue.
Fees are negotiable with any person or organisation wishing to access and use images or other materials (subject to copyright restrictions and at our discretion) for commercial purposes. Commercial purposes include, but are not limited to:
- The reproduction of materials within a publication that is sold or distributed by a commercial organisation
- The inclusion of materials in course packs
Copies and permission to use articles published on our website
If you wish to republish or distribute an article downloaded from our website, or if you would like to apply for any other kind of licence, please email us with full details of your request.
For all other enquiries, including events and publications, please contact contact:
BPS History of Psychology Centre, St Andrews House, 48 Princess Road East, Leicester LE1 7DR
Phone: +44 (0)116 252 9587