Library Europe's largest nursing-specific collection

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About us

The Royal College of Nursing Library and Museum mission is ‘to support the nursing profession and inspire everyone to explore nursing and its history’.

The RCN Library and Museum follows a digital first strategy and provides resources in online formats wherever possible.

All members, and staff, have access to trusted, quality library resources online. This includes ejournals, ebooks, and other resources to support your professional development and academic study which extends our access beyond geographical or physical boundaries.

  • Support can be obtained virtually via chat, email, or phone, or find 24/7 help with using the RCN Library with the video tutorials and guides on our support pages
  • You can also sign up to online or in person training
  • Our physical libraries, in BelfastCardiffEdinburgh and London offer a variety of study spaces with PC's to support a wide range of learning styles and needs, including group spaces for more relaxed social learning to silent study
  • All libraries offer in person support from professional library staff, books for loan (including by post), plus printing, copying and free WiFi

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