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

Complete a postal loan form to request items by post. Please check our holdings to see if any 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.

Alternatively you can now collect items in person from RCN HQ main building reception.  Complete the postal loans/click and collect form and wait for email confirmation that the items are available to collect.



You can renew your items online through the library catalogue or by contacting us. We have extended the loan period on all books until the 2 November 2020 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

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.