RCSI Library

RCSI Library supports the learning, teaching, research and clinical activities of RCSI and preserves and promotes the RCSI Heritage Collections.

Our expert team of health information specialists provide advice and services ranging from expert search and retrieval, information and digital literacy skills development, research data management, bibliometric profiling, open access publishing and onsite and online services.

The Library provides a wealth of services and spaces to support your learning as an RCSI student. You can explore the range of services below.

Using the library - 26 York Street


COVID-19 Update

Due to COVID-19 restrictions there is no ad hoc access to RCSI Library, 26 York Street this academic year. Access is permitted only to learning communities who have been assigned study space in the library and other study spaces in 26 York Street. Please do not show up if you have not been scheduled, as entry will be denied.

RCSI Library continues to offer services remotely, including access to Opens in new windowonline resources, book borrowing through Opens in new windowClick and CollectOpens in new windowRCSI Library guides and Opens in new windowremote support. Library service updates are Opens in new windowavailable here.

Please forward all queries to This email account is monitored 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday (except for bank holidays).

Opening hours

RCSI Library, 26 York Street – from September 2020 until further notice.

DaysOpening Hours
Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00

Please forward all queries to This email account is monitored 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday (except for bank holidays).


RCSI Alumni can apply for their access card with the Alumni Office.

Reflecting COVID-19 protocols we currently cannot accommodate visitors to our Library. The reciprocal access schemes ALCID and SCONUL are suspended for 2020/21.


Individual and group study spaces including Group Study Rooms; Amphitheatre for practice presentations; Computer Room and touch-down computers; print/copy/scan services; Information Point for in person support; Reading Lounge; book and anatomical model collections; self-service for book borrowing, returns and renewals; Library Learning Commons for student pop-up events.

Printing and IT

Within the library spaces users can avail of:

These services are provided by IT and all queries and issues relating to these services should be directed to the IT Helpdesk:

  • Email:
  • Phone: +353 (0) 1 402 2273
  • Office: IT Department, 121 Stephen's Green, Dublin 2

Add credit to Opens in new windowyour printing account here.

There is a courtesy phone in the print area of the Library Learning Commons in 26 York Street.