The Royal Society of Medicine Library is one of the largest medical libraries in Europe with a collection dating back to the 15th century alongside the latest publications. Library membership provides you with access our books, journals, databases and reference collection. 

As a Library member, you’ll enjoy

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Entry to  one  of the finest medical libraries in Europe 

The RSM is home to one of the largest and most up-to-date medical libraries in Europe — it is open to members 24/7, meaning you can enjoy  continuous  access to our book collection, PCs and desk  spaces for work or study.  

Plus  RSM members receive free  printing  and photocopying, as well as access to a wide range of services designed by our team of Library specialists.  

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Unlimited digital learning resources

Enjoy free, unlimited access to a wealth of online  resources. As a member you can access thousands of  ejournals  and  ebooks — all full-text without restrictions and including the latest issues.  

You'll also have  unrestricted  access to six key medical databases to support your clinical decision making and research. This includes  ClinicalKey, which has over 13,000 medical and surgical  training  videos, a  database  of clinical guidelines, thousands of images and over 3,000 drug monographs.  

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Specialist services from our Library team 

The RSM provides a wide range of specialist library services; literature search services, which provides in-depth search of biomedical and scientific databases by our experienced Library experts, and document delivery request services of items in our collection. As a member, you can use all our specialist services at a discounted rate.

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Free library training courses

The Library runs information skills training courses throughout the year, covering literature searching, database searches and getting the most out of the Library’s resources.

As a member you can sign up for free.

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Discounts on library room bookings

From small meeting spaces for meetings to a quiet space for studying, the Library has a number of rooms which can be hired out by RSM members at a reduced rate.

Do I qualify?

Library membership is open to anyone who is interested in medicine, science and healthcare. You do not need to be working in the healthcare sector to apply for Library membership.


Those who are medical, dental or veterinary qualified: £542 per year

Those who are not medical, dental or veterinary qualified and are working in the healthcare sector: £285 per year

Become a library member

To apply for Library membership, download and complete our application form. Alternatively contact us on 020 7290 2991 or email