The Rockefeller Medical Library reopened in June 2010 at 23 Queen Square, fully refurbished after a £1 million project: half of which was raised by The National Brain Appeal and half by the Brain Research Trust.
The library was established in1935 and is one of the leading neurological research facilities in the world. However, after 75 years it was obviously in need of major refurbishment, especially as research, clinical and teaching activities at Queen Square have increased enormously over that period. It has now been thoroughly updated.
“The new study and training facilities will be of tremendous benefit to all staff and students at Queen Square,” says Louise Shepherd, Manager of the Library. “They provide purpose built areas in which to work and study and support all educational, professional development and research activities.” The new study facilities will also offer digital and electronic access to parts of its archive that have not been available up till now. “The digitised archives, case notes and other rare collections will become a Queen Square portal on the internet,” Louise explains, “It is wonderful that these rare collections will now be available to the international research and clinical communities.”