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About us

The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) is the professional membership body for family doctors in the UK and abroad. With over 51,000 members across 40 countries, it strives to promote high standards of clinical practice, education and research.

Borrowing Books

Books and DVDs are loaned for a period of eight weeks with an opportunity to renew. The College does not charge its members fees for late returns but readers will be invoiced for the replacement of excessively overdue books.

Members can borrow up to ten items and request five at a time for free postal delivery.

Visit the Library

The Library is currently available to members by appointment between 10:00-16:00 Monday to Friday. To book please email:, this will ensure that expert staff will be available to help with your enquiries.

Thesis Collection

Help the RCGP record and celebrate research in general practice by donating a copy of your thesis.

The College Library contains a totally unique collection of over 350 theses dating back to the early 1900s. They represent an powerful record of the importance of research by general practitioners and a valuable resource for researchers.