Royal Pharmaceutical Society Library

Dear Members,

Following government guidance, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Library is not open to visitors until further notice.

Our e-library remains available to members. 

Please email us if you have any problems accessing it.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Our e-Library is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week - and free for all members.

It contains our databases and collection of major pharmacy texts in eBook format.


Our library collection


Our print collection is not available at this time.

Library services

If you need advice on accessing information, our librarian is here to help.  

Please email [email protected] or call on 0207 572 2300.

Lending service

Our lending service is not currently available.

Members who have books out, pleaseemail the library when your books need renewing, and we will renew for the duration of the closure.

Document delivery

We are currently unable to send electronic copies of any monographs or articles from our print collection.

To use this service, you need to complete a copyright declaration form - private study or commercial research - depending on the purpose of your research, and email it to us.

If we obtain an item from the British Library for you, costs will vary. We will notify you of potential costs before each item is ordered.

Please allow 5-10 working days for items to be sent.

Literature search service

Our free literature search service is for members only. Please complete the library's Literature Search Request Form and email it to us.

The library deals primarily with searches on practice-based, non-clinical subjects. Drug identification and clinical (patient-related medicines information) queries are referred to our professional support service.

Some services incur a cost. Please see our list of charges.






Finding us

Royal Pharmaceutical Society Library
66 East Smithfield

020 7572 2300

[email protected]

If you are not eligible for membership, you can visit the library by making an appointment beforehand.  Please email  the library with a date and a time you would like to visit.

The library is not available for those who are eligible for membership, but are not currently members of the Society.

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