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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) - the RCN Library and Archive Service is currently online only 

Following government guidance for England, we have temporarily paused our postal loan and click and collect services. The libraries remain closed, our services are available online 24/7 as they have been throughout the COVID pandemic.

 For the latest Library and COVID-19 information please visit our keeping up to date page.

Library and Archive Service staff are available email, webchat and telephone during our opening hours (Monday-Friday 9am-7pm Saturday 9am-5pm).

Our training sessions and events continue online.


Service scrapbooks

Service scrapbooks 

Nursing, storytelling and the First World War

Service Scrapbooks showcases the long lost stories of ten unsung nursing heroes from the First World War using the nurses’ own words, sketches and photographs.

See the scrapbooks

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Page last updated - 02/11/2020