Library services

The RSM Library offers a wide-range of services for both members and non-members, designed to help you make the most out of one of the largest medical libraries in Europe.

For further assistance about using one of the Library services, please contact us at


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Document delivery service

Available to members and non-members
This flexible service provides members and non-members with scanned PDF files, fax or photocopies of items from the RSM’s collection, delivered to a timescale that suits your requirements.

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Literature searches

Available to members and non-members
The RSM’s Literature Search service utilises the skills and expertise of our librarians, by carrying out searches on your behalf, including in-depth searches of biomedical and scientific databases.

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Inter-Library loans

Available to members' only
The Library offers an Inter-Library loan service to members to help provide access to material not held in the RSM Library. An ILL service is also available for external institutions and libraries.

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Electronic monthly updates

Available to members and non-members
Electronic Monthly Updates gives members and non-members the opportunity to set up a literature search tailor-made to meet the needs of the user, and deliver the latest information direct to your inbox.

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Hire Library rooms

Available to members and non-members
Whether you are looking for a place to study on your own or in a group, or are want a space to hold a meeting, the RSM Library has several rooms available for hire.

contact us

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

“They have been fantastic at helping me navigate the vast wealth of information very quickly. Sometimes I look up quite obtuse topics and they always know where to look.”

Dr L Bond