The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) provides library services to support the education, CPD and clinical information needs of its members and course students. We provide both public reference access and member benefits.
The RCP libary have clinical medicine and medical education resources both in print (see below) and online. Use our Discovery search tool to access articles, ejournals and ebooks available from your desktop or personal mobile device.
The majority of items younger than 100 years old are available for loan to students on RCP courses, members of the RCP and members of the Faulty of Forensic and Legal Medicine. You can request items via the library catalogue, by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or in person. You can collect items from the Library Reading Room or Medical Education Research Centre (MERC).
We will post loans to you if you are within the UK. This is free for packages weighing under 2 kg (returns are at your own expense). Items are lent for 4 weeks. Up to three renewals are allowed - in person, by email, online or by telephone unless they are reserved.
Our collections focus on:
We also hold every item published by the RCP.