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Library and Surgical Information Services
The Royal College of Surgeons
35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields
London WC2A 3PE
Tel: 020 7869 6555/6556
Important: Changes to Library services from 2017 to 2020
In late spring 2017, the College Library will be closing to the public as part of a major refurbishment project. While online resources will remain available, most other services offered will change.
FEATURED COLLECTION ITEM IN NEED OF CONSERVATION
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19Jan2016The Library is pleased to announce its new subscription to Elsevier’s ClinicalKey resource.
20Nov2015We are pleased to announce that we have purchased the back files of The British Journal of Surgery.
2Oct2015To celebrate National Poetry Day there will be a facsimile display in the Library showcasing poems from the Archive and Library collections.
Collections on the move: Surgical tools, chemical sponges, papers, pastes and a lot of decision makingThe role of conservation during the Library's decant project for the upcoming rebuild.
10Mar2017Jessie Dobson has a unique place in the history of the Hunterian Museum, becoming its first female curator in 1954.
3Mar2017October 2016 marked the 150th anniversary of the Sanitary Act (1866), which Sir John Simon (10 October 1816 – 23 July 1904), pathologist, surgeon and public health reformer, was influential in bringing about.
General library enquiries, including research and visiting information: 020 7869 6555
Online journal and resource enquiries: 020 7869 6556
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