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COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Members can now book to visit the London library including our current exhibition - Who Cares? A History of Emotions in Nursing (viewing time approx. 20-30 mins).

Spaces must be booked at least 24 hours before visiting and up to 7 days in advance. If you no longer need a booking please cancel it so another member can use it. Visit our keeping up to date page for the latest information.

Printing is currently unavailable in the London library. We apologise for the inconvenience.

We recommend checking the library opening hours before you travel, as these may change at short notice. Visit our keeping up to date page for the latest information.

The Edinburgh and Belfast libraries are still closed following government guidance to reduce the transmission of COVID-19.

The RCN Wales library in Cardiff is open by appointment between 10am - 4pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please book at least 24 hours in advance.

All our other services are available online, as they have been throughout the COVID pandemic.

Our training sessions and events continue online.

  • 26 Feb 2021

    Library in your Living Room

    Gain confidence in using our eLibrary. From how-to guides to video tutorials, there’s lots to help you in your research.

  • 10 Feb 2021

    RCN launches history podcast

    New podcast series Past Caring explores the history of nursing through conversations with historians, artists and nursing staff.

  • 3 Feb 2021

    Explore back issues of RCN member magazines

    We now have a collection of RCN members’ magazines in our digital archive. Hear the RCN’s voice through its member publications.

  • 2 Feb 2021

    Past Caring: a new podcast

    Past Caring, a new podcast from the RCN Library and Archive, explores nursing and its history through conversations with historians, artists, and nurses working today.

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