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Library services

The College provides access to a number of information services and resources which will assist you in your research and clinical practice. 

Some of these resources are only available to RCOG Fellows, Members and registered Trainees as a benefit of membership. Please log in to the website to ensure you can access all of our services.

Library collections

The RCOG Library holds a unique collection of books, reports and journals covering women’s health from 1478 to the modern day.

Clinical queries

We provide a clinical query service to RCOG Fellows and Members, whereby we deliver evidence-based literature in a time-limited way in response to a patient-focused question.

General information enquiries

We’re also happy to receive requests for information not covered by the clinical queries process.

Document delivery service

We can send RCOG Fellows, Members and registered Trainees articles and book chapters by post, fax or email. We source material from the RCOG collections or, where necessary, from a range of supplying libraries.

Statistics in women’s health

The RCOG Library team has compiled a list of useful sources of data relevant to practitioners and researchers in the field of obstetrics and gynaecology.

Current awareness

The RCOG Library team has produced information on techniques for keeping up to date with the current literature in your particular area of research or practice, and has compiled a list of relevant RSS feeds.

Advice on effective literature searching

The RCOG Library team has produced advice on how to carry out effective literature searches, including links to useful resources and guidance on how to get the most out of them.

Archives and heritage

In addition to the College’s up-to-date resources, we also collect historical works on women’s health and maintain an extensive archive.

Elsewhere on the site

eJournals, eBooks and databases
RCOG Fellows, Members and registered Trainees can access the Library's online collections free of charge
Academic O&G
Find out how the College supports and promotes academic work within obstetrics and gynaecology