Library & Publications

We meet the learning needs of our members with professional library services, resources and specialist publications.

Library closed to visitors - Monday 10th April 2017 

The funeral of Police Constable Keith Palmer who died in the terrorist attack at the Palace of Westminster on 22 March 2017 is taking place in Southwark Cathedral on Monday 10th April 2017. As a result of the security arrangements that are being put in place, the College can only allow pre-identified visitors with a formal letter of authorisation into the building. Unfortunately this precludes walk-in visitors to the Library, so as a result, we will be closed to visitors on Monday 10th April.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Please note that although the Library itself will be closed to visitors, the Library telephone and email enquiries services will operate as normal.

Our services

Whether you are an occupational therapy support worker, a technical instructor, a pre-registration student or a qualified occupational therapist, we support your learning needs with expert library services and resources.
College publications cover all aspects of professional practice, from ethics and professional standards through to the latest guidance and guidelines.
Our two monthly publications, the British Journal of Occupational Therapy (BJOT) and OTnews, keep members up-to-date on the latest research and news from the professional community in the UK and around the world.
BAOT members also enjoy access to ebooks and ejournals, including the Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapists (CJOT), the American Journal of Occupational Therapy (AJOT) and the Australian Occupational Therapy Journal (AOTJ).

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