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Tuesday to Thursday: 11 am to 3 pm
Friday to Monday & Bank Holidays: Closed


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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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    2018 Library's subscription ends 29 January

    The RCS Library’s subscription to ends on 29th January, 2018. After this date, RCS & FGDP members will no longer be able to access this resource using their College Login or OpenAthens account.
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    Book an appointment with the Library team

    About the new Library Enquiry Point.
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    Availability of Thieme journals

    Due to ongoing discussions with the publishers over access, we are having to remove our Thieme subscriptions from the online catalogue for the time being. This includes the Journal of Neurological Surgery parts A & B and the European Journal of Pediatric Surgery and their predecessors.


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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