Catalogues and collections

Heritage Collections holds the records of RCSI – from its foundation to the present day, and continues to acquire records generated by the University.

Current holdings include minute books, correspondence, registers and student records.

RCSI COVID-19 archive

RCSI Library invites students, faculty, staff, alums and other members of our community to document their personal experiences during the coronavirus outbreak and contribute them to the RCSI Heritage Collections. 

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Manuscript, archive and artefact collections

Our private collections include the papers and artefacts of prominent medical figures associated with RCSI and Ireland’s medical history.

This material is in a variety of formats such as casebooks, diaries, medical instruments, photographs, illustrations, and pamphlets.

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A mens ward in Richmond Hospital c1900
Digital Heritage Collections

Digital Heritage Collections allows you to access, browse, and explore our collection of digitised material and online resources.

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Antiquarian printed collections

Our antiquarian book collection is a valuable source of information on surgery, medicine and allied topics.

Works by Irish surgeons and doctors, particularly those associated with RCSI, form the basis of the collection, which dates from the 1700s to the present day.

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