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

Using other libraries

Casual visits to other 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.

ALCID: Academic Libraries Co-operating
ALCID is a co-operative arrangement among the major Irish academic libraries, enabling card-holders to access participating libraries. No borrowing allowed.

  • Full-time RCSI academic staff and students registered for higher degrees (Masters, PhD) are eligible

SCONUL: Society of College, National and University Libraries.
SCONUL is a co-operative arrangement among most of the the major Irish and UK academic libraries, enable card-holders to register and borrow from any of the participating libraries. A list of participating libraries is available on the SCONUL website

  • Full-time RCSI academic staff and research postgraduates are eligible

For further information or to apply for a letter or a card, enquire at the Service Desks or email