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Article supply and document delivery

The RCP library offers a fast and efficient document delivery service. This is an easy way to gain access to the library’s material, especially if you are unable to visit the RCP in person. RCP members can also request copies of items from other libraries.

Updated October 2021: the library is open on selected days so we can access and lend out books. We are still unable to request loans from other libraries. Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions about other library services during this time.

Copies from the RCP library

Copies of journal articles and book chapters from our collections can be emailed or posted to you for the following charges:

Copies of RCP publications that are not available for sale or download:

  • RCP member: free
  • non-RCP member: £6.

Copies of journal articles and book chapters from the RCP library collection:

  • RCP member: free

Copies from other libraries

If you are looking for something that is not held in the RCP’s collection, the inter-library loans team can source it for you from the British Library, Royal Society of Medicine, National Library of Medicine (America) or any other UK higher education libraries for the following charges:

  • RCP member, student or FFLM member: £6

For more information on how to make a request online, please see the document below.