Library Membership

Everyone who is a member of the Royal Society of Medicine is automatically a member of the RSM Library. To access the Library, simply touch in your with your membership cards at the Library gates or have your membership number if you are ordering a book by phone.

Joining the RSM Library is not restricted to doctors and medical students; Library membership is open to all. Members of the public can take advantage of temporary library membership which allows access to the Library collection for reference purposes. The Library also offers individual and corporate membership packages.

 

Temporary RSM Library membership

The Temporary library membership allows members of the public to ‘drop in’ and use the RSM Library collection for reference purposes only. Whilst in the Library, temporary members can also make use of the additional services that the Library offers at an additional charge.

To set up a temporary library membership you will need to provide two proofs of identification:

  • One which confirms your name and address and must be dated the last two months, e.g. utilities bill, credit card or bank statement.
  • One which confirms your name and signature, e.g. driving licence, passport or bankers/credit card.

Please note: Temporary members can only enter the Library during staffed hours. 24/7 access to the library is only available to RSM Library Corporate and Individual RSM Library members.

 

Temporary RSM Library membership rates

Half day (after 1pm or Saturdays): £6
Daily: £10
Weekly: £20
Monthly: £35

How to apply

Call us on 020 7290 3936

Email us at library@rsm.ac.uk

 

Individual RSM Library membership

The Individual library membership package provides the public to join the RSM Library and gain access to its facilities and services. This includes:

  • Access to over 600,000 books and journals held in the Library collection.
  • Free loans of books and journals.
  • Remote access to over 5,000 e-journals, 7,500 e-books, and 6 medical databases.
  • Remote access to ClinicalKey with over 13,000 medical and surgical training videos, database of clinical guidelines and over 3,000 drug monographs.
  • Free printing and photocopying when visiting the RSM Library.
  • Access to the out of hours IT Study Centre and 1st floor of the library 24/7.
  • Full use of Library services at member rates, including the Document Delivery, Inter-Library loans and Literature Search services.
  • Free Information Skills training courses covering database searching and accessing online resources (CPD accredited).
  • Hiring Library meeting rooms at member rates.

 

Individual RSM Library membership rates

Medical: £514 per year
Non-medical: £260 per year

How to apply

Complete the membership form

Call us on 020 7290 3936

Email us at library@rsm.ac.uk

 

RSM Library Corporate membership

The RSM Library Corporate Membership package is open to all companies and organisations with an involvement in healthcare, who wish to make use of the RSM Library’s collection and services. This includes:

  • Access to over 600,000 books and journals held in the Library collection
  • Free loans of books and journals
  • Access to over 5,000 e-journals, 7,500 e-books, and 6 medical databases when visiting the RSM Library
  • The use of Clinical Key with over 13,000 medical and surgical training videos, database of clinical guidelines and over 3,000 drug monographs when at the RSM Library only
  • Free printing and photocopying
  • Access to the out of hours IT Study Centre and 1st floor of the library 24/7
  • Full use of Library services, including the Document Delivery, Inter-Library loans and Literature Search services
  • Free Information Skills training courses covering database searching and accessing online resources (CPD accredited)
  • Hiring Library meeting rooms at member rates

 

RSM Library Corporate membership rates

Corporate Library Membership: £900 + VAT per year
Corporate Library Membership (not for profit organisations): £100 + VAT per year
Corporate Library Membership (NHS/Government): £100 + VAT per year

 

How to apply

Complete the membership form

Call us on 020 7290 3936

Email us at library@rsm.ac.uk

 

contact us

The Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street, London W1G 0AE
T: +44 (0) 20 7290 2940 / 2941

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