Royal College of Nursing

Contact details

Website: Email: Telephone: +44 (0)345 337 3368

Royal College of Nursing library

About the library

The RCN Library and Archive Service is Europe’s largest nursing resource, with a wealth of print and e-resources available on line, or in one of our libraries. Our libraries are in Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London.

The local library catalogue is available online.

The Royal College of Nursing also contributes to the Archives Hub. To browse descriptions of their archive materials, visit their Archives Hub information page.

British Library inter-library loan codes

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For an explanation of these codes, and for more information on arranging inter-library loans, see the inter-library loans page on the British Library website.

Accessing materials

Can I see live document availability on Library Hub Discover? No.

Can I obtain items via inter-library loan? Yes - subject to the library's local lending policy. You must request an inter-library loan via a library of which you are a member. Talk to your own library staff for advice on ordering an item.

Can I visit the library to view materials? Yes - see the library's website for access details. If you wish to visit it is advisable to contact the library in advance, to ensure that they can accommodate you and that the material you need will be available.


Browse all of the Royal College of Nursing's records in Library Hub Discover here.