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Members' Library opening times

Currently closed
Monday to Thursday: 10 am to 5 pm
Weekends & Bank Holidays: Closed

The Research Room is open Tuesday to Thursday. Please contact us to arrange a visit.

COVID-19: Please check our safety precautions before visiting.

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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 BodyClinicalKey and Acland's Video Atlas of Anatomy, along with help on accessing them. Visit the Surgical Library.

Library services



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    Extended opening hours from 5 September

    Good news! The Members’ Library opening hours are being extended to Monday to Thursday 10am until 5pm from next week. We can’t wait to see you!
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    Roll up! These historic museum doors are opening on a digital advent-ure

    Our December digital advent calendar will give you a snapshot of our Library, Archive and Museum collections. Our advent door design was inspired by the old Museum doors that were uncovered during recent renovation work at our historic building in Lincolns’ Inn Fields.
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    Welcome back

    We are delighted to announce that the Members’ Library at our Lincoln’s Inn Fields home will reopen on Tuesday 30 November for study and research. Opening times will be 10 am to 5 pm, Tuesday to Thursday. No booking required, please speak to Reception on arrival. The Research Room will open to anyone wishing to use the Library and Archive collections on Tuesday 7 December. Booking is essential and please allow enough time to arrange your visit so we can ensure material is available. Opening hours will be 10 am to 5 pm, Tuesday to Thursday.


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


The Library is located on the 1st floor of the College building. Please speak to Reception on arrival.


Library and Archives Department

The Royal College of Surgeons

38-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields

London WC2A 3PE

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