The Royal College of Surgeons of England possesses an outstanding library of surgical literature that ranges in scope from the late 15th century onwards. It is of national importance in documenting the achievement of British surgery from the 18th century to date through its printed collections, prints, drawings and archives and in providing a provenance to the collections housed in the Hunterian Museum. To learn more, please see our library history page.
The library also undertakes a number of projects, including Wellcome Trust funded retrospective cataloguing of 19th century materials. For further information about accessing our collections, please see our ‘using the Library’ pages.
For any other queries please contact us.