Library Europe's largest nursing-specific collection

Borrowing and reservations


Borrow up to eight items

     4 For four weeks
      5 With up to five renewals

Postal Loans

We can now post books and photocopied journal articles from the London library. For books please fill in the postal loan form and wait for confirmation. We will cover the cost of postage of books to you, you are responsible for the cost of returning book.

Please check our catalogue to see if the items you require are available in eBook format. If they are not, you may wish to submit a request via our Feedback and book suggestions form.



You can renew your items online through the library catalogue or by contacting us

We have extended the loan period on all books until 4 October 2021 and waived all fines during this period.

Please note: If you have not changed your PIN this will default to 9999.



Currently unavailable due to COVID-19.




Requesting articles

Most of our journals are available online. Where it is only available in print, we can scan and send journal articles from the London library. For articles please fill in the article request form and wait for confirmation.


Requesting items from other libraries

RCN members can request articles and books that are not available from the Library and Archive Service's collection. Where possible we will obtain them from another library on your behalf.

Use the article request form to submit your interlibrary loan requests.