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Article request form

Article request form

RCN members can request articles from journals which the RCN library does not subscribe to. Additionally for members we can email a scan of articles from journals in RCN collections which are not available electronically.

Under copyright legislation any articles supplied are for the purposes of private study or research for a non-commercial purpose. Articles may be supplied either as a digital download or hardcopy at the discretion of the supplying library.

A typical request takes 10 working days to process from payment as we are dependent on other libraries to supply the item. We cannot guarantee when articles will be available.

Due to copyright legislation we require one form per item.

Before requesting an item, please check Library Search or our journal finder to make sure that you can't access the item you want immediately from the library's own collections.

Charges to members:

£5.00 per article by another library

Your request will not be processed until this fee has been paid.

All fields marked with an asterisk are compulsory fields. If you do not know all of the details of the item you require, please type 'N/A' into the field.

If you require any other assistance, please email us at or phone 0345 337 3368.

Your article request

Copyright declaration

Please read these statements and tick the box to indicate you are accepting the terms of the copyright declaration required by current copyright law:

a) I will not use the copy except for private study or research for a non-commercial purpose;

b) I will not supply a copy of it to any other person;

c) I have not previously been supplied with a copy of the same material by you or any other librarian; and

d) to the best of my knowledge no other person with whom I work or study has made or intends to make, at or about the same time as this request, a request for substantially the same material for substantially the same purpose.

I understand that if the declaration is false the copy supplied to me by you will be an infringing copy and that I shall be liable for infringement of copyright as if I had made the copy myself.

By submitting this form, you are giving the RCN permission to contact you about your article request. 

You can control the information you receive from the RCN by updating your preferences at MyRCN.

The information you provide in this form will be stored by the RCN.

Protecting your privacy is very important to us. Please view our privacy policy to find out more about the information we collect and how it is used.


Before requesting an item please check we do not hold it

Before requesting an item, please check Library Search or our journal finder to make sure that you can't access the item you want immediately from the library's own collections.