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Library Services

We provide dedicated, professional, and responsive library services to students, academic staff, and researchers.


Group study rooms are available to all our students. The rooms offer a private, enclosed atmosphere for group meetings or study in a low tone.  Pre-booking is required to access the study rooms via library seat reservation.

Group study rooms policy:

  • Rooms are available for reservation on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Reservations may be placed up to two weeks in advance.

  • A student may place up to two hours of reservations each day.

  • Group study rooms are available to reserve for the use of two or more people. One person in a group study room may be asked to leave if a group needs the room, whether or not the group has a reservation. 

  • Food is strictly not allowed inside rooms.

Need Help - RCSI Bahrain Library Room Booking Guide

Interlibrary loan is a service through which you can access material not owned by the library. Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is available to current students, faculty members, and staff. For article/book chapter requests, please fill out the document delivery form.

Please contact Mr. Asif Altaf for information on these services at

Our new Book Request service will allow students and Staff to reserve up to 5 books from the main library collection. Borrowers can log on to the Primo (Online Library Catalogue) using their RCSI email ID and password to select loan titles. Library staff will retrieve items from the main collection if available and will have them ready for collection at Information Services Desk. Once items are ready for collection, an email notification will be sent to requestors.

Please note that the book request service applies to items that are currently on loan to other borrowers, as well as those that are on the shelves. We advise that you check whether there are copies available in the library before placing a request, as on-loan items will take longer to fulfill:

  • If the book is available on the shelf, we will collect it and notify you.
  • If the item is on loan, you will join a queue of borrowers waiting for the book. Renewals will be blocked while borrowers are waiting for the book, and every time a copy is returned, you will move forward in the queue until your request has been fulfilled.

Collect the book within 48 hours from the library desk. Return the books in the return box available at the Library entrance or to the staff member at the desk.

How to Request a book

Library Services provides you with access to 1000s of electronic books (e-books) which you can access both on- and off-site. Access the library guide on recommended books for medicine students. Click here

The User Services Department is committed to providing good customer service and facilitating current awareness of resources and services to our users. The User Services Department manages the access to the space, borrowing, and return of items, they are the first point of contact for queries on policies and procedures and will assist with the information needs of students, academic staff, and researchers.

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Research Support Services offers various services for doctoral students, researchers, and students. The library is here to support you in all stages of your research, including research strategy, finding materials and sources, analyzing data, citation management, and more. If you need assistance with advanced literature search, advice on publishing, helping researchers understand how to improve their research output, and publishing in open-access journals. Librarian will provide information on the institutional repository and advanced skills in using research-specific tools and online resources. For more information, contact Dr. Bindhu Nair at

For more information on the services, please visit the research support guide.

Teaching & Learning support services  provide support for taught courses for students and academics through several services. TLS services provide module support sessions, delivery of information literacy modules, workshops, and tutorials on library resources and research skills. One-on-one sessions can be arranged by contacting the Education & Clinical Support Librarian.

Contact Dr. Suchita D’Silva for further assistance at

Schedule a one-on-one online research consultation with a librarian for assistance with your research, and assignments, to learn advanced skills, or to identify sources in a specific subject area.  Appointment requests must be made at least 24 hours in advance.

Click here to schedule appointments