Library Europe's largest nursing-specific collection

Borrowing and reservations


Borrow up to eight items

     4 For four weeks
      5 With up to five renewals

Postal Loans

Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic postal loans and the click and collect service are currently unavailable.

Please check our catalogue to see if the items you require are available in eBook format. If they are not, you may wish to submit a request via our Feedback and book suggestions form.



You can renew your items online through the library catalogue or by contacting us

We have extended the loan period on all books until 1 July 2021 and waived all fines during this period.

Please note: If you have not changed your PIN this will default to 9999.



Currently unavailable due to COVID-19.




Requesting articles

Most of our journals are available online. Where an article is only available in print, we can usually scan and send journal articles from the RCN Library and Heritage Centre in London. COVID-19 restrictions mean this service is currently unavailable, though you can submit requests for articles to be sent from another library via the article request form.

Our eBooks and databases also remain accessible online.

Requesting items from other libraries

RCN members can request articles and books that are not available from the Library and Archive Service's collection. Where possible we will obtain them from another library on your behalf.

Use the article request form to submit your interlibrary loan requests.