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Library and Information Centre


Library Services and Information Resources

Services that the RSC library has to offer for both RSC Members and non-Members, including details about the enquiry service and many links to useful information resources.

Library Services

Borrowing Books & Journals and Options for Document Supply

How to borrow books & journals and obtain full text articles.

Chemistry Search Service

A fast, reliable, confidential and largely cost free service to meet members information requirements.

Historical Enquiries

Details of the Library service for conducting searches regarding famous chemists and past members of the society.

Image Reproduction Service

Options available for viewing/acquiring our images.

Library Enquiries Form

Please use this form to send the library your enquiry.

Information Resources

Chemical Information on the Web

Links to (mostly) free chemical information resources.

The RSC Biographical Database

Search for biographical information on famous (and not-so-famous) chemists using the RSC Library's biographical database.

M25 Consortium

The M25 Consortium scheme allows RSC members to visit and borrow library material from other participating institutions within the South East of England.


RSC maintained lists of experts, specialists and qualified persons

Downloadable Files

Library Guide
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Contact and Further Information

Library and Information Centre
Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BA
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7440 3373