The RSM is home to one of the largest and most up-to-date medical libraries in Europe. Its impressive collection includes over half a million volumes dating back to the 15th century, the collection includes portraits, photographs and manuscripts. 

The Friends of the Library scheme makes an important contribution to the Library’s work and its conservation programme. It helps fund conservation work, ensuring the preservation of our historical collection.

As a Friend, you will enjoy the following benefits: 

  • Regular Library e-newsletter, providing an update on conservation work happening in the Library
  • The opportunity to adopt a book
  • Private view invitations to Library exhibitions and private guided tours of the RSM Library
  • The chance to view parts of the RSM’s Diamond Collection, not normally on display to the public

If you are an RSM member, you have the option to add Friends of the Library to your subscription. Please contact the Customer Services team to arrange this by emailing or call 020 7290 2991.