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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


RCN members may borrow books from our libraries. Fines are 10p per day for items returned late.

We also loan books by post, we only charge for the cost of postage. Please complete the Postal loan form.


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

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



You can reserve books by using the 'place hold' option on the library catalogue or by contacting us.

We will email you when the book is available.



Requesting articles

You can request articles held by the RCN Library and Archive Service to be sent to you.

Use the article request form which includes the service charges.

Requesting items from other libraries

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

Use the article request form which includes the service charges.