Document delivery service

The Documents Delivery service is an easy and convenient way for RSM members to gain access to the Library’s material, especially if they are unable to visit the RSM in person.

This flexible service provides members with scanned PDF files, fax or photocopies of items from the RSM’s collection. And they can be delivered to a timescale that suits your requirements.

Plus if you are looking for something that is not held in the RSM’s collection, then the services team can source it for you from the British Library, National Library of Medicine and any other UK higher education libraries.

This service is available to all RSM members, Temporary Library members and Corporate Library members for a small charge. The fee is dependent on the membership grade and location. 


Document delivery charges

Document Delivery timescale RSM members (Europe) / Corporate members RSM members (ROW)                      Temporary Library members (individuals)
3 days £3.50* £3.50 (fax) / £4.50 (post) £16.50
24 hours £5.50* £5.50 (fax) / £6.50 (post) £21.50
2 hours £13.00* £14 £36.50


Requesting copies of 100+-year-old materials:

Document Delivery timescale RSM members (Europe) / Corporate members RSM members (ROW)                      Temporary Library members (individuals)
3 days £3.50* per page                                                                   £3.50 per page                                                                   £7.50 per page

* A variable Copyright Licensing Agency fee will be added to the fee for Corporate Members (for profit only). See the Services Price List for full details.

Items requested via the Document Delivery service can be dispatched by email, fax, post or collected in person at the RSM Library. Please note the Copyright Declaration form will need to be filled in and submitted before items are sent.


How to make a request?

Call us on 020 7290 2940 / 2941

Email us at


Terms and conditions

  • Copyright Licensing Agency charges vary per title - please ask staff for copyright costs. A £3.50 admin fee is also added to the total cost.
  • Staff will contact you to discuss turnaround times for requests of more than 10 articles.
  • The cost of making a copy from 100+-year-old materials may also incur an additional permissions fee if the copy is for commercial use.
  • Articles of more than 50 pages in length will incur additional charges.
  • Documents will be despatched the same day if the request is received before 1pm (24-hour service only).
  • Colour photocopying is available. If needed, please indicate this when submitting a document delivery request. 


contact us

The Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street, London W1G 0AE
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