Opening of the new Reading Room at Union Street

This is just a very quick update to say the Archive is now open again to visitors by Appointment!

The official opening of the College will not be for a little while yet, but from Tuesday 3rd March we have been able to open the Reading Room to visitors to the library and archive collections.

Where possible it is requested visitors give at least 2 weeks notice when requesting an appointment. This is to enable us to retrieve any material required as much of it is still currently in offsite storage.

We are in the process of putting together the new museum exhibitions and will publish the opening details of these as soon as possible.

Please see the following for details on how to use our Reading Room.

Library and Heritage Collections at Union Street

Library Collections

  • The new Reading and Quiet Room is open for use by appointment only between Monday to Friday, 10.00-16.00 , until further notice
  • The RCOG and RCM library includes a unique collection of books, journals and reports on obstetrics, gynaecology, and midwifery
  • The Reading and Quiet Room now houses more of the most  popular  journals, as well as some of our older, less-well used books are now stored off-site – if you’re planning a visit to look at a specific item, let us know beforehand and we can make sure it’s available for you upon arrival
  • You can contact the Library Team by:


Heritage Collections

  • The Archive is an appointment only service – please allow two weeks for the Archivist to retrieve the materials you require
  • The Museum will open fully after the RCOG official opening when tours of our Heritage Collections will also be bookable
  • You can contact the Heritage Team by
    • emailing
    • calling 020 7772 6309/6200

consulting our website pages: 


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