Library Services

The Royal Faculty is committed to maintaining a first class library which is of relevance to all its members. Staff at the RFPG library are ready to help members in any way they can. As trained information professionals, experienced in accessing information from a wide variety of sources, and by utilising access to a wide range of electronic sources and the unique collection of texts and resources, we are well placed to assist members.

Library Catalogue

The full range of resources held by the library can be searched here from your own office.

At a time when budgets have been constrained, and the cost of purchasing legal resources continues to rise, it makes increasing sense for firms (both large and small) to rely on the collective resources available from the Royal Faculty library. We aim to make the library as responsive to the information needs of our members and would welsome any recommendations of resources for purchase by the library.

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Library Rules

The library rules can be downloaded here.  They give information on what to expect when using the library, the working of the library, Library Users and their rights, conduct, use of Equipment and much more. 

You will also find a copy of the library mandate. 

Subscriptions to Online Resouces

As well as retaining our current subscriptions and continuing with our book purchasing policy the library has ensured that it has electronic subscriptions to a range of online legal databases (including Westlaw and LexisNexis) to complement the physical stock held by the library.

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Enquiry Service

If you have a question arising from your work, or need help with your research, perhaps the RFPG library can help. You can contact us by phone, email or in person. We welcome enquiries and treat them as top priority. In order to answer your enquiry we utilise the RFPG library’s extensive resources. Please be assured that each and every request will receive our immediate attention.

Document Delivery

The library’s document delivery service continues to be a very popular service for members. The library can supply a very wide range of documents by email or DX. We aim to provide an efficient, helpful service and to satisfy all requests for document delivery within 2 hours of receipt.

Quiet Study

The main library is conveniently located in the heart of the city and provides an ideal space for quiet study, away from the pressures of the office, surrounded by a wealth of legal resources. The library also has WiFi internet access and laptops available for members’ use and providing access to our electronic resources.

Induction Service

An induction session can be arranged to outline what is available from the library and in what ways the library can assist you in your information needs. This may be of especial use if your firm has new trainees starting and you would like to enable them to get the most out of the resources on offer in the library.

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Sheriff Court

The Royal Faculty also has a small library in the Sheriff Court stocked stocked with a number of core textbooks and case reports series as well as computers, printer and interent access.

If you require access please contact us and we can arrange for swipe-card access.