Library Europe's largest nursing-specific collection

RCN Library and Heritage Centre

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) - the RCN Library and Archive Service is currently online only

You can still contact us via email, phone and webchat although our library buildings in Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London are closed until further notice. 

Keep up with the latest information on our Library Services and COVID-19 pages

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

Opening Hours

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

Library and Archive Service Joint Managers:

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


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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