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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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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.
19May2017Last week, the Library Blog told the story of how the Library collections were protected during the Second World War. Now we are moving the collections again as the College redevelops its London home. This time, we have had more time to plan and ensure that the collections are moved in the optimum condition to safeguard centuries of knowledge for future generations to discover.
12May2017During the Second World War, the College took great care to protect its heritage in the anticipation of aerial bombing, moving much of the Library collections to safe locations before the College was hit during the "Blitz".
5May2017On the 8th May 2017, we will be launching the first of our new Current Awareness Updates. Following the success of the Current Awareness Service pilot between 2012 and 2016, we will be relaunching and expanding coverage of the Service.
General library enquiries, including research information: 020 7869 6555
Online journal and resource enquiries: 020 7869 6556
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 "pop-up" library in the Members' Lounge from the autumn of 2017.
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