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Guide on RCSI Library contemporary collections

Print Collections

RCSI Library holds a collection of roughly 15,000 contemporary print books across two locations (26 York Street and Beaumont Hospital). 

Please see below some of our distinct collections:

Health Care Ethics and Law

USMLE Resources

RCSI Library currently subscribes to a small number of print journals. 

These could be either consulted in 26 York Street and Beaumont Hospital Library and in our storage located in RCSI Heritage Collections. 

Please see the listing below: 

26 York Street

  • British Medical Journal. 3 months held at York Street, then relocated to Heritage Collections
  • Irish Medical News. 3 months retained.
  • Irish Medical Times. 3 months retained.
  • The Medical s. 3 months retained.
  • New Scientist. 12 months retained.
  • Scientific American. 12 months retained.
  • MIMS. Only current month retained.

Compactus (arrange a consultation via RCSI Heritage Collections)

  • Annals of Surgery
  • British Journal of Surgery (BJS)
  • Irish Journal of Medical Science
  • Irish Medical Journal
  • JAMA Surgery
  • Journal Of Medical Ethics
  • Journal of Pediatric Surgery
  • Journal of the American College of Surgeons
  • Journal of Thoracic and cardiovascular surgery
  • Medico-Legal Journal of Ireland
  • The Lancet
  • Surgery
  • The Surgeon


Search for printed and electronic books in the library catalogues

RCSI Library Catalogue

Quick How-To Videos for library activities on YouTube:

Searching the Library Catalogue

Using the e-book Collection

How to Place a Hold on a Book

Renewing your Books and Using your Library Account