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. 

August 2016 ejournal list

See our new August 2016 COT ejournals list for ejournal titles COT makes available to members.

Members can access all current ejournals at the ejournals page (You will need to be logged in to the COT website as a member to access).

Library opening times

The library opening hours are 9.30am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday.

Library closures

COT Library will be closed for 10 days to enable the Library Team to carry out essential stock management that cannot be done when the Library is open. In addition the COT is carrying out essential building work over the summer which could potentially disturb visitors to the Library. Please note that the Library will be closed from Wednesday 17 August to Tuesday 30 August.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.


Library services and resources for COT members

Our friendly and approachable team of information specialists are available to help when you visit, telephone or email the Library.

Key library services and resources COT members have access to, to help support evidence-based practice, service delivery, education, research and professional development, are described in the library leaflets at the end of the library collections webpage

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.