The library team are here to help you. If you’d like some additional support for your research then please submit an enquiry to us. We’ll be able to find the resources you need on your behalf, from statistics and images to publication and biographical information.
In this section
The College provides a number of bespoke services to assist those undertaking research. Some of our library 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.
Union Street update: October 2020 - Present
The new Arulkumaran Reading and Quiet Room and Heritage Collections are closed until further notice during the temporary closure of Union Street due to COVID-19.
The Library continues to support the O&G clinical community with essential information supporting COVID-19 guidelines and by delivering an online and telephone service wherever possible – please see the details below. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.
- Library collections for RCOG and Royal College of Midwives (RCM)
- Online enquiry and research service
- Access to e-journals and e-books
- Literature searches
- Document delivery for online articles only as we do not have access to our print collections - although response times may be extended
- The Library catalogue is not available online at this time. Please contact the library team to search the print collections on your behalf:
You can contact the Library team via:
Telephone: 020 7772 6309
Post: Library team, 10-18 Union Street, London SE1 1SZ
Access our collection and archive
The RCOG Library holds a unique collection of books, reports and journals covering women’s health from 1478 to the modern day. These resources are available through the College reading room or digitally as eJournals.
As part of our library service offering, the College’s research support team can source material on your behalf, posting or emailing select chapters and articles directly to you. Find out more about the assistance and materials we provide below.
The RCOG Library team have lots of advice and tips for keeping up-to-date on publications in your area of focus. They’ve shared instructions and guides here, alongside some other helpful research techniques for you to try out and employ.