Document delivery and inter-library loans

The RCP library offers a fast and efficient document delivery and inter-library loan service based on our print collections and those of other libraries.

Document delivery and article copies

Copies of journal articles and book chapters from our own or other collections can be emailed, faxed or posted to you for the following charges:

  • Copies of RCP publications that are not available for sale or download:
    • RCP member: free
    • non-RCP member: £3.
  • Copies of journal articles and book chapters from the RCP library collection:
    • RCP member: £3
    • non-RCP member: £6.
  • Copies sourced from other libraries, with a standard delivery time of 5 days: 
    • RCP member: £6
    • non-RCP member: not available.

Fees vary for urgent 2- and 24-hour services. Contact us for details on +44 (0)20 3075 1539.

Postal loans and inter-library loans

RCP members can request loans of items from the RCP library. These are sent free, although return postage must be paid by the user.

Items from other libraries may be borrowed at a cost of £10 each, including postal delivery. This service is only available to UK-based RCP members. Return postage must be paid by the user.

Making a request

To request a copy or loan from the RCP library, or to request an inter-library loan, please complete the online form.

Information for other libraries

The majority of our print materials, outside of journals, rare books and special collections, are available to loan to other libraries.

Libraries should email their requests to, quoting their British Library account code and request number.

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