The services provided by the Library are mostly only for members of the Royal Society of Chemistry but if you are not a member, we may still be able to assist so please ask.
As well as providing access to the collections (physically and virtually), we can undertake a range of enquiries.
One of our most widely accessible enquiry services is the historical enquiry service.
As more people are keen to research their family history, they sometimes come across information to suggest that an ancestor was a past member of the Chemical Society or Institute of Chemistry; if this proves to be true, we can often provide some information.
Not limited to genealogy, we can also help with a wide range of biographical enquiries of scientists and more general history of the chemical sciences.
The Royal Society of Chemistry's Library Catalogue can be used to search for information on individual chemists and other scientists.
Whilst unable to provide a detailed or technical search for information, we have many resources available to assist you. The main resources can be found in the Virtual Library, or you could search the Library catalogue or the RSC Publishing Platform.
We would also recommend looking through the Directory of Consultants to locate someone with the expertise to help you.