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.
Temporary closure and partial services
Following our move to our new home in Union Street, the RCOG Reading Room will remain closed until the College fully reopens. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.
- Partial services on offer: The College is an online enquiry and research service whilst unpacking the Archive, Library and Museum collections during our closure.
- Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for all your online enquiries, such as: enquiry handling, access to e-journals and e-books, inter-library loans and literature searches. However, for document delivery, we currently only have partial access to our print collections.
The RCOG Library holds a unique collection of books, reports and journals covering women’s health from 1478 to the modern day.
General information enquiries
The library team can: search the journal and report literature on your behalf; help with lecture preparation (identifying recent reviews, latest updates, key publications, statistics, images or photographs); find biographical information; and help with historical research.
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.
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.
Systematic review support
The library and National Guideline Alliance offer services to help you plan and conduct a systematic review.
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.