The David Adams Library serves The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust as well as staff and students at The Royal Marsden School. It was founded in 2003 thanks to the generous support of the David Adams Leukaemia Appeal.

The library collection supports practice, teaching and learning by providing access to a wide range of print and online resources, with a particular focus on those relating to cancer and palliative care.

You can search our collection via the catalogue. For access to online resources including journal articles and e-books, you will need an OpenAthens account.



We can be found on the 4th floor of the Education and Conference Centre at Stewart’s Grove, Chelsea.

Opening hours are:

Monday: 09:00-17:00

Tuesday: 09:00-17:00

Wednesday: 09:00-18:00

Thursday: 09:00-18:00

Friday: 09:00-17:00

The library includes a computer room known as the Electronic Learning Centre, available to staff and students 24 hours a day. Wifi access and desk spaces are also available for those who wish to bring their own devices.


Help and support

Our library team is committed to ensuring that you get the most out of the library. Staff have specialist knowledge of healthcare information and work closely with The School's academic team.

The library team provides assistance to students, individually and in groups and student levels of satisfaction with the library collections, enquiry services and learning support are exceptionally high.

Do get in touch if you have any questions on or 0207 808 2515.