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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.
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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+.
1Jun2017Due 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.
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.
11Aug2017Three of our Fellows have been President of the Alpine Club: find out how they combined successful surgical careers with their daredevil passion for climbing.
4Aug2017“The study of Anatomy is the use of a hymn in praise of the wisdom of God.” So appears an anonymous quote on the title page of the prospectus of the Parisian Gallery of Anatomy, an anatomical museum that based itself in Sheffield, Liverpool and Manchester from the 1850s to the 1870s.
28Jul2017The story of one Victorian gentleman’s toothache, in graphic form by Horace Mayhew and George Cruikshank.
General library enquiries, including research information: 020 7869 6555
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Our lines are open Monday to Friday, 9.30am - 5.30pm
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.
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