The latest - and earliest - medical texts, research and opinions
One of the finest postgraduate medical libraries in Europe
The Library is one of the largest postgraduate biomedical lending libraries in Europe. Our collection exceeds half a million volumes, dates back to the 15th century, and also includes portraits, photographs and manuscripts.
Every year up to 1,000 new books are added to the collection and we subscribe to a wide variety of journals, including titles from around the world and covering all aspects of biomedical science. Over 90% of our titles are on open access. We also provide members with remote access to over 3,000 electronic journals [PDF] including the Lancet.
Membership will give you access to a full range of Library services. The Library offers modern study spaces, and private study carrels, with laptop connections throughout.
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(4 November 2013 – 25 January 2014)
Introduction to Literature Searching
The next date for the "Introduction to Literature Searching" workshop is: Thursday 12 December. Check out our web pages for further details including how to book a place. Future dates for this and other workshops will be posted shortly.
Advanced Literature Searching
The next date for the "Advanced Literature Searching" workshop is: Friday 21 February 2014. Check out our web pages for further details including how to book a place. Future dates for this and other workshops will be posted shortly.
The current e-journal collection is hosted by EBSCO. This site will list the titles you have access to both remotely and onsite.
Christmas Opening Hours
|Monday 16 Friday 20 December||9am – 5.30pm|
Saturday 21 December
|10am - 4:30pm|
Tuesday 24 December
|9am - 11:30am|
Wednesday 25 December Wednesday 1 January
Thursday 2 January
|9am - 7pm|
Friday 3 January
Saturday 4 January
|10am - 4.30pm|
Monday 6 January
Out of Hours IT Study Centre The out of hours Study Centre will not be open after 11.30am on Tuesday 24th December. It will reopen on Thursday 2nd January
Library Opening Hours
|Monday - Thursday||9am - 7pm|
|Friday||9am - 5:30pm|
|Saturday||10am - 4:30pm|
|Monday - Thursday||7pm - 11pm|
|Friday||5:30pm - 11pm|
|Saturday||4:30pm - 11pm|
|Sunday||10am - 11pm|
The IT Study Centre will be available throughout this period. The Library will re-open as normal on Tuesday 27 August.
The Survey of London, the official history of London's buildings, has recently commenced research for its volumes on Marylebone, which will include a new architectural account of the Royal Society of Medicines house at No.1 Wimpole Street completed and opened in 1912.
Contact the Library on +44 (0) 20 7290 2940 / 2941, or email us at library @ rsm.ac.uk
Non-RSM Members can access the collection through a range of Library membership categories.
Your chance to support the preservation of our unique collection of medical books, photographs and portraits for just £30 a year
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