Friday, May 20, 2016

Summertime at RCSI Library

With exams almost a distant memory and the long summer ahead, check out what we have on offer at the RCSI Library during the holidays!

Summer Reading!
RCSI Library is open throughout the summer months from June to August. You can check out our opening hours on the Library Website and we welcome all of our registered members to avail of our many superb services. Remember to bring your card for access. You can still borrow and return books in both the Mercer Library and Beaumont Hospital Library.  Ask about our extended Summer
Loans allowing greater flexibility with your book borrowing. The book return drop boxes just outside the library doors make returning your books a doddle.

During opening hours you can avail of three floors of study space and eight group study rooms, most of which have screens and one which has an interactive whiteboard – great for sharpening those presentations. These can be booked online. You can access our Institutional Repository via e-publications@RCSI which is an open access repository of research and scholarly output of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. We subscribe to a wide range of electronic journals and databases and almost 2,000 e-books are available through our library catalogue. Even if you are not in the library you can still access the library 24/7. You may be asked for your RCSI Network username and password before connection.

If you are a post-graduate member or RCSI staff you can avail of an ALCID card which enables you to access other university libraries. If we don't have the book or journal you need, ask for a letter of introduction to another Library. The letter must state what you wish to consult. For further information or to apply for a letter or a card, enquire at the Service Desks: Mercer Library 01-4022407, Beaumont Hospital Library 01-8092531 or email

Our YouTube videos are a great “how to” resource for help in searching our Databases or for finding the Journal Articles you need. Our Document Supply Service is available all summer long when you need items we don't have in stock such as an article or a book. And of course our printing and IT services are available throughout the summer.