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The natural history of Carolina

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SurgiCat+: the Library, Archives and Museum catalogue

Search SurgiCat+ for books, journals and other materials (both online and physical) held by the Library, materials held by the Archives, and specimens, art, and other objects in the Hunterian Museum. You can also find links to online resources, including ClinicalKey and Acland's Video Atlas of Anatomy, along with help on accessing them. Visit SurgiCat+

Library services



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    Online archive of Specialty Updates

    All past issues of the Specialty Updates are now archived on SurgiCat+ (the Library catalogue). The Updates are concise summaries of the latest evidence in a particular surgical field, designed to support surgeons in their use of evidence, guidelines and new technology in their practice. produced by the Library’s Current Awareness Team of Information Specialists and overseen by clinical specialist advisors.
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    Visible Body

    The Library has invested in a new 3D anatomy resource – Visible Body .
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    Book an appointment with the Library team

    About the new Library Enquiry Point.


Contact us



General library enquiries, including research information: 020 7869 6555

Online journal and resource enquiries: 020 7869 6556

Our lines are open Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm

Telephone service will continue throughout the redevelopment period


Please note that the Library Reading Rooms are closed until the redevelopment project is finished in summer 2020. Members of the College will be able to borrow books from our temporary Library Enquiry Point in the Members' Lounge from the autumn of 2017.


Library and Archives Department

The Royal College of Surgeons

35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields

London WC2A 3PE

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