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Library opening times

Currently closed
Monday to Friday: 9 am to 5 pm
Weekends & Bank Holidays: Closed

FEATURED COLLECTION ITEM IN NEED OF CONSERVATION

LIB24 The natural history of Carolina - 2 vols

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Surgical Library: discover our online resources

Search full text across our collection of current surgical materials, including books and journals, both online and in print. You can also find links to online resources, including Visible Body, ClinicalKey and Acland's Video Atlas of Anatomy, along with help on accessing them. Use the search form below, or visit the Surgical Library.

Heritage Collections: the Library Special Collections, Archives and Museum catalogue

Visit Heritage Collections to search for older books, journals and other materials held by the Library, materials held by the Archives, and specimens, art, and other objects in the Hunterian Museum. Collections also include the Library's contribution to the UK Medical Heritage Library, Plarr's Lives of the Fellows and the Library's digital exhibitions.

Library services

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News

  1. 20
    Nov
    2020

    Digital library exhibition uncovers extraordinary art in the history of anatomical learning

    The Library has launched its second digital exhibition, ‘Depicting Anatomy: The hunt for unalloyed reality’. The exhibition draws together images and explanatory information on some of the most extraordinary, artistic and beautifully accurate anatomy books in the Library’s Rare Books collection.
  2. 20
    Mar
    2020

    Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    All of our online library services are available as normal. You can continue to access databases, e-journals, e-books and to receive the Specialty Updates. Please contact us with literature search requests we’re here to help. Telephone us on 020 7869 6555 or email us at library.athens@rcseng.ac.uk.
  3. 3
    Oct
    2019

    Library launches first digital exhibition autumn 2019

    The Library launches its first digital exhibition, Medicinae Plantae: healing plants, through time in October. The exhibition looks at some of the beautiful, classic and unusual books relating to herbalism in the Library’s collection.

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Telephone

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

Visit

Please note that the Library Reading Rooms are closed until the redevelopment project is finished in 2021. Members of the College are able to borrow books in person: please contact Library staff.

Location

Library and Archives Department

The Royal College of Surgeons

35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields

London WC2A 3PE

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