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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

In view of RICS announcements regarding the COVID-19 out break there will be no access to RICS HQ until 24 April and we therefore cannot accept visitors to the library or London bookshop. 

In addition, our library team have been furloughed so we are unable to action any emails currently.
Please email contactrics@rics.org for any general enquiries.

Our online catalogue, which provides links to any publications which are available online, and our ebooks and ejournals are still available.

Our information and archive service offers access to the very best information on surveying from around the world; available when you want it, how you want it. The library has over 100,000 items either online or in paper form.

Our online library catalogue

We have a new look Library online catalogue.

As well as indexing the hard copy and ebooks we hold, the service also provides a searchable database of:

  • RICS standards (current and archived) with direct links to them on rics.org where applicable
  • Articles from RICS journals, again with links to online versions
  • Articles and law reports from other journals: copies can be provided
  • Links to free online government publications as well as from other professional bodies and surveying firms
  • Useful websites

We'd love to hear what you think of this service so please email us at library@rics.org with your comments and ideas.

E-resources

You can consult our e-resources which are available to RICS members 24/7, wherever you are in the world.

Contact us

RICS Library
Parliament Square
London, SW1P 3AD

Email us

Document delivery service

This service is not available at the current time.

Why should I use the library?

Bolster your CPD

Don't forget reading can count towards your CPD. Use the new RICS Library online catalogue to identify items on the topics that interest you.

Going through the APC?

Looking to refresh your knowledge of competency areas. Use the new RICS online catalogue to identify articles and online material on the topics you need to read up on.

Logon to rics.org to search the database of:

  • hard copy and ebooks
  • RICS standards (current and archived) with direct links to them on rics.org where applicable
  • articles from RICS journals, again with links to online versions
  • articles and law reports from other journals - copies can be provided
  • links to free online government publications as well as from other professional bodies and surveying firms
  • useful websites