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Subscribing to RCN Library and Archive Services

Subscription to RCN Library and Archive Services entitles anyone engaged in any form of nursing or nursing history research access to our vast nursing and nursing history collections. These collections comprise the largest nursing-specific library in Europe. This includes databases for instance the British Nursing Index (BNI) and the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL). The service also enables subscribers to borrow up to three books at any one time, as well as access to our laptop loan service whilst onsite.

Access to these resources is offered onsite in any of our four libraries (London, Cardiff, Edinburgh or Belfast).

The price of subscription to these services for one year is £200.

The subscribers service is only available to those who are not eligible to be RCN members.

For more information about becoming a library subscriber and accessing a wealth of nursing and accessing a wealth of nursing and healthcare resources please speak to a member of staff on 0345 337 3368 or email