COT Library

The College of Occupational Therapists' Library is the national collection of occupational therapy literature in the UK

High quality library and information services for all members across the United Kingdom.
This unique specialist collection of materials and resources exists to support the work and study of BAOT members.
The collection is constantly being added to. Please check the Library Catalogue and the Journal / eJournal and ebook sections for new additions.

Library opening times

During the period of redevelopment at London Bridge mainline rail station and the disruption to public transport it will be necessary to change the Library opening hours to enable staff to manage travel arrangements.
From 2nd Feb 2015 until further notice the library opening hours will be 9.30am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday.
Our friendly and approachable team of information specialists are available to help when you visit, telephone or email the Library.

Library closures

The library will be closed for Easter:
Friday 3rd  April – Monday 6th  April (inclusive).

We will re-open again 9.30am Tuesday 7th April.

Tuesday 23rd June 10.00-12.00pm.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Visiting the library

We welcome visitors and enquiries from all members of the British Association of Occupational Therapists. Please bring your membership card when you visit the Library. Please help us by quoting your membership number in emails and phone calls.

Occupational therapists and OT students who are not members of BAOT/COT must join the BAOT before using the Library. The Membership Team can facilitate joining for prospective members visiting the COT.

Non-members who are not occupational therapists, but have an interest in occupational therapy, are welcome to visit the Library by appointment and on payment of a £10 access charge.

Library services for members with disabilities

The Library provides enhanced access to members with disabilities, including Jaws software to assist users with visual impairment.