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RCN Library and Heritage Centre

Mission statement

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Library and Archive Service (LAS) mission is ‘to support the nursing profession and inspire everyone to explore nursing and its history’.

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday: 10am - 7pm
Saturdays: 10am - 5pm - Closed July, August and December
Upcoming Saturday closures: 8 April; 29 April; 6 May; 27 May
Sundays and public holidays: Closed
Find us at: Royal College of Nursing Library and Heritage Centre
20 Cavendish Square


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Library and Archive Service Joint Heads of Service:

Teresa Doherty:                                                                                                                        0345 337 3368
Anna Semmens:                                                                                                                        0345 337 3368
Cathryn Peppard:                                                                                                                        0345 337 3368


Customer Service Excellence

The Library and Archive Service (LAS) has achieved Customer Service Excellence® - an independent accreditation of the quality and standard of our customer services.

The CSE standard emphasises that the customer should be at the heart of everything we do.

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