Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Document Supply

If we don't stock a journal or a book, we can request a copy of an article or a book loan from other libraries. 

To use the Document Supply Service
Please complete an application form for each item you wish to request. Application forms can be downloaded and printed (Mercer application form) (Beaumont application form) and are also available at the Library Service Desk. Copyright compliance requires that a copyright declaration be signed on each application.

This service is available to registered RCSI and Beamont Hospital staff and students.

Email enquiries or phone 402 2402 (Mercer Library) or 809 2531 (RCSI Beaumont Hospital Library)



- standard service: up to €14.00 per article, posted
- alternative service: price on request, minimum €24 

Book loans

€22 (plus postal charges)

Lost or damaged books

€228 (minimum charge)


Alternatives to this service (for individuals)

Institutional Repositories
Authors may place a copy of their work in their Insititution's collection of e-publications.  Try searching OpenDOAR, a collection of academic repositories or RIAN, a similar collection from Irish Institutions. 

Publishers' websites
Most journal publishers provide pay-per-view access to individual articles. Costs vary according to publisher and payment is usually by credit card via the journal website.