Explore the Royal College of Nursing Library and Heritage Centre

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Home to Europe’s largest nursing specific collection of books, journals and e-resources, it's fitted with all the latest technology to support your studies. From free wifi to wireless printing from your own device, all the resources you need will be at your fingertips.

The Nursing History Collection also provides access to the RCN's historical print collection, which includes rare and old books and journals.

Watch our video to find out more about the services we offer to RCN members and general public.

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Saturday closures in August

The library is closed on Saturdays during August. We continue to open Monday to Friday 9am-7pm.

The library will be closed on Monday 31 August. 

We will open on Saturdays from 5 September. 

Welcome to library services

Welcome to the RCN library and heritage services website.

If you're visiting for the first time, these pages will help you find the support you need to make the most of our resources.

About our collections

The RCN collections represent the largest nursing specific resource in the world.

From the archive to our contemporary publications, you can source information in print and electronic formats.

RCN library in Scotland

The RCN has four libraries across the UK.

Each location offers a different range of services alongside hundreds of nursing specific resources. Find the information you need to plan a visit.