Be proactive in helping your employees shape their ideas, research and learning by providing access to the RSM Library’s rich collection and resources.

The Royal Society of Medicine Library is one of the largest medical libraries in Europe with a collection dating back to the 15th century.

A Library Institutional membership gives your organisation access to this rich collection either in-person or through our Document Delivery service.

By becoming a Library Institutional member, your nominated staff will benefit from an exceptional package of benefits.

What we can offer your organisation

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Entry to  one  of the finest medical libraries in Europe 

Exclusive to members, the RSM Library offers a welcoming space to work and study in central London, as well as access to our almost unparalleled collections. The library houses long back runs of medical and healthcare journal series and a modern biomedical book collection of almost 12,000 volumes covering more than 50 different medical specialties.

Plus, as part of your benefits, RSM members receive access to a wide range of services delivered by our dedicated team of Library specialists. 

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Document Delivery

Access to our fast Document Delivery service

An easy and convenient way to obtain copies of journal articles as well as chapters from our book collection, the Document Delivery service is available to institutional members at discounted member rates.

Competitively-priced, we dispatch high-quality scanned copies of items in our collections within 3 working days and on the same working day, for our Premium service.

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Specialist services from our Library team 

The RSM provides a wide range of specialist library services including a free reading list and priced literature search service and assistance with developing a search strategy.

Institutional members also have free access to a dedicated enquiry service, available by telephone and email during weekday working hours and staffed by our librarians, specialists in health and medical information.

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Information skills training courses

The Library runs information skills training webinars throughout the year. Learn how to carry out a literature search, or how to search the databases or undertake comprehensive training in our Critical appraisal and research methods course.

Most webinars are free to members with others priced at a substantial discount for nominated staff.

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Is my organisation eligible?

The Library Corporate and Institutional membership are open to all companies and organisations working in the healthcare and information services arena.

Library Institutional membership is open to all companies and organisations working in the medical, healthcare and information services fields.

Your organisation can add up to five named individuals to the institutional membership package.

Please note, our licences with publishers do not permit access to our electronic collections including e-journals and e-books. If you require access, then please join us through one of our individual membership packages.

How to apply

Purchase your institutional membership online by emailing a completed Library Institutional Membership form to

If you wish to discuss the benefits of a Library Institutional membership, please contact the library on 020 7290 2940 or email

Download the membership form.