Library Europe's largest nursing-specific collection

You said, we did

We're always trying to improve our services and listen to your feedback. Here are some of the changes we've made this year. 

I'm having trouble accessing the Nursing Times online.

We have improved our Nursing Times access and it is fully linked to Library search

An improved service is now available via the Ovid journals platform.

Accessing your resources is difficult.

We've made it simpler

We have simplified access to our resources through library search and introduced single sign on so your RCN log in works for everything.

It has been difficult returning books to the library – Can you offer free returns by post?

Good news - We have now made postal loans free - of - charge. 

We heard you. We understand that it has been hard on our members to access the library.

How would my family history research request be processed? I find the information unclear on your website?

We've improved the whole process

We have edited the information on the form so that you understand what to expect from a family history request.

I need help with searching but can't find a free 1 to 1 session to book.

We have made more training slots available.

Our Information Team has created more flexibility in the booking system with more slots available throughout the year.

I don’t carry around my RCN number to log in for e-resources.

We've set up access using your email or membership number.

You can now log in using your email address.

The process for renewing books is too difficult.

Books have been automatically renewed until October 2021

During the COVID-19 outbreak, all items have been automatically renewed until October 2021. There is also a video showing how to renew books.

It would be good to have evaluation forms or an app for providing feedback after events.

Online feedback has been introduced.

We have started to use polling software (Mentimeter) to collect feedback after virtual events and will consider using it when we return to face to face events.

I am having problems with the sound on my RCN Zoom event.

Better sound at Zoom events.

We have been testing and checking the sound to prevent issues like this arising again.

Can you make copies of RCN guidance documents more easily available.

RCN publications are online.

RCN publications can be found and downloaded through the RCN library catalogue.