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  • The Library and Heritage Centre including our current exhibitions - Who Cares? A History of Emotions in Nursing (viewing time approx. 20-30 mins) and A history of care or control? 100 years of learning disability nursing (viewing time approx. 15 mins) is now open 10am-7pm Monday-Friday and 10am-5pm Saturdays.

  • The Northern Ireland Library and Information Zone is open every Tuesday and Thursday from 10am-4pm.
    Members will need to book to visit the library and we ask that sufficient notice is given.

  • The Wales Library is open 9am-5pm Monday-Friday.
  • The Scotland Learning Hub is reopening on Tuesday 17 May, and will be open Tuesday-Wednesday 10am-4pm.
    Members will need to book to visit the Learning hub.
  • 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.

  • 28 Jan 2021

    Introducing BrowZine and LibKey

    The Library and Archive service have introduced a new way to browse, read, and stay up to date with all of our journal content on one simple platform.

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Page last updated - 20/05/2022