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Royal Society of Medicine extends library opening hours

The Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) has extended the opening hours of its library from today (30 April 2024).  

After listening to feedback from its members, the RSM is now opening its library from 7am to 11pm, seven days a week.  

Michele Acton, Chief Executive of the RSM, said: “We continually strive to enhance the experience of our members. 

“We believe that opening our library for longer will give our members greater flexibility to work, study and conduct research, fitting better into their busy schedules as healthcare professionals and students.” 

To accommodate the extended hours, the RSM is implementing additional safety measures to ensure a secure environment for late-night study and work sessions at 1 Wimpole Street. 

During staffed hours, which remain from 9.30am to 6pm on Monday to Thursday and 9.30am to 5.30pm on Friday, members will have access to the full range of library facilities. Outside of these hours (but within the extended hours), only the first floor will be available for use. 

To access the library at any time, members will need to present their membership card. If members wish to bring a guest into the library during the extended hours, they must accompany them at all times and the guest must purchase a temporary library pass.  

The RSM’s historic library holds clinical and research material for more than 50 medical specialties and is home to a rich collection of books and manuscripts, including an extraordinary archive. It provides a quiet and comfortable space to work and study in the heart of London. 

The digital library, which includes thousands of journals and e-books, continues to be available 24/7 from anywhere in the world. 

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