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Library Europe's largest nursing-specific collection

RCN Library and Heritage Centre

We are home to the largest nursing specific collection of materials in Europe. Our Library and Archive Service offers physical and online resources to support your learning and research wherever you are.

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday: 9am - 7pm
Saturday (not during August): 9am - 5pm
Sundays and Public holidays: Closed
Find us at: Royal College of Nursing Library and Heritage Centre
20 Cavendish Square


Contact us on:

Phone (9am - 7pm, Monday - Friday) (Saturday 9am - 5pm): 0345 337 3368

Library and Archive Service Joint Managers:

Teresa Doherty:                                                                                                                            0345 337 3368   
Anna Semmens:                                                                                                                            0345 337 3368    


Out of hours service - Chasing the Sun


Customer Service Excellence

The Library and Archive Service (LAS) has achieved Customer Service Excellence® - an independent accreditation of the quality and standard of our customer services.

The CSE standard emphasises that the customer should be at the heart of everything we do.

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Restricted Services only available to RCN members

Getting access to all the onsite and online services at Europe's largest specialist nursing library, is just one of the many benefits of becoming an RCN member.

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