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Library Services for Members, 2017-2020
Access to online resources and staff help are unaffected by the College’s major refurbishment project at Lincoln’s Inn Fields. See our FAQ section for information on specific services.
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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+.
6Mar2018SurgiCat+, the Library, Museums and Archives catalogue, will be undergoing maintenance on Wednesday 21 March from around 3 pm, and will be unavailable for about 6 hours.
25Jan2018The RCS Library’s subscription to Anatomy.tv 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.
31Oct2017About the new Library Enquiry Point.
An unlucky elephant: an anatomical account of the elephant accidentally burnt in Dublin, on Fryday, June 17. in the year 1681 – Allen Mullen (1682)"An anatomical account of the elephant accidentally burnt in Dublin, on Fryday, June 17. in the year 1681" records the story of a very unlucky elephant who arrived in London in 1675.
13Apr2018April 2018 is an important milestone for RCS Library and Surgical Information Services: after much planning and scoping research, there is now a Current Awareness Update for each of the eleven surgical specialties.
6Apr2018Postman’s Park, in the City of London, is the site of one of the Memorial to Heroic Self Sacrifice commemorating ‘ordinary’ Londoners who died while trying to save others. Individual ceramic plaques recording each story are set into the wall of a long wooden cloister, three of which bear witness to the bravery of doctors.
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 Library Enquiry Point in the Members' Lounge from the autumn of 2017.
Library and Surgical Information Services
The Royal College of Surgeons
35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields
London WC2A 3PE