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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

Library, Archives and Information Services

The Library, Archives and Information Service is located on the Ground Floor of the College and is open to all members. It is normally staffed Monday to Friday, 09:30 - 16:30.


Library and Information Services

  • Library ePortal
    We provide remote access to full-text articles from many of our journals.

  • Library Collections

  • Library Services
    We can obtain articles from journals not held in the library, and can undertake literature searches across the College collection as well as major medical databases.

  • Useful links

  • Information Services
    The FAQs answer common queries that the College receives from patients and other callers. If your question is not answered by them, you can contact us. As detailed in the FAQs, we do not recommend or keep lists of psychiatrists, nor can we provide a diagnosis.

  • Library Catalogue
    Please email if you would like to borrow material.
    Members can request library books to be posted to them.

Archives and Antiquarian Collection

Further information


Login - Members Area

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Make a Donation

Library Quick Links

Search the Library Catalogue

MyAthens for Members

eJournals (MyAthens Required)

ePortal (MyAthens Required)

EBSCO Databases (MyAthens Required)

Ovid EMBASE (MyAthens Required)



Access the Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines

Please note that only a limited number of people can use this resource at a time. If you can't get access, let us know and we will buy more copies