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Visitor information

There is always a welcome on the mat for RCSI Alumni.

Access times

Monday - Friday
RCSI is open 8am-8pm (office hours are 9am-5pm) Monday - Friday, excluding Bank Holidays and closures at Christmas and Easter.

Weekends - term timeWeekends - Summer (June - August)
Saturday 08.00 - 19.00 08.00 - 13.00
Sunday 10.00 -15.00 Closed
College closure
RCSI closes for around a week at Easter and Christmas/New Year. There is no access to RCSI permitted during these times.
Contact the RCSI Development Team

Library access

All RCSI Alumni are most welcome to continue to access the RCSI Library post-graduation. Alumni Library access includes the use of study spaces as well as books, journals and online resources in RCSI’s two onsite locations, 26 York Street and Beaumont Hospital Library.

To activate your Alumni access, please apply to the Alumni Office for an Alumni Access Card. Find out more here.

Further information about RCSI Libraries, including opening hours and contact information, is available online here.

Tours by College Porters

'Walk down memory lane' tours of RCSI are available to be pre-booked every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 11am. They must be booked at least 10 working days in advance by emailing Please note your date and preferred time of visit, your full name, contact number, graduation year and number of guests. Tours are subject to availability; a confirmation email will be sent in advance which should be brought with you on the day.

If you don't want a tour, but just wish to pop in, please email noting your date and time of visit, your full name, contact number, graduation year and number of guests. A confirmation email will then be issued to you, which you must show to Porters/Security on arrival.

Note: During exam time, April-May and November-December, tours will not include 26 York Street.

RCSI Travel

RCSI Travel, established in 1999, is a member of the RCSI group. RCSI Travel's experienced team are available to assist you with all your travel requirements in respect of all RCSI and Alumni events.

RCSI Travel have negotiated discounted contract rates with a number of hotels, airlines and other partners allowing delivery of a personalised service at competitive prices. Their comprehensive travel service extends to arranging travel extras such as transfers, travel insurance, etc.

If you would like to avail of this service, please email RCSI Travel at or call +353 1 402 2343 for further information and bookings.

Information required in order to process a booking:

1. Your name and guest name(s)

2. Flight details (if applicable) to include:
- Departure and Arrival location
- Preferred dates and times of travel

3. Hotel requirements to include:
- Preferred hotel (see list below) and exact dates of your stay
- Number of rooms required. Please specify single (1 person) or double (2 people) occupancy

Examples of hotels in close proximity to the College and St Stephen's Green for which RCSI Travel has negotiated discounted rates:

Dublin hotels    Rating
The Westbury Hotel
Fitzwilliam Hotel 5*
Conrad Hotel 5*
O'Callaghan Stephen's Green Hotel
O'Callaghan Alexander Hotel
O'Callaghan Davenport Hotel