Visiting the Library
The Members’ Library and Research Room are open to visitors following the refurbishment. Researchers will need to book their visit in advance, members can visit anytime during opening hours.
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LIB24 The natural history of Carolina - 2 volsFind out more
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. Visit the Surgical Library.
1Sep2022Good 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!
1Dec2021Our 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.
26Nov2021We 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.
Sanitary Ramblings: being sketches and illustrations, of Bethnal Green, a type of the condition of the Metropolis and other large towns by Hector Gavin, 1848Find out about Hector Gavin's 1848 survey of the living conditions of residents of Bethnal Green, and the effects on their health and lifespans.
18Jul2023The RCS England Library holds various published materials that bear witness to the evolution debate of the second half of the 19th century. Some of the protagonists of this mental and moral battle were fellows, while the college constituted a focal point for scientific and intellectual circles.
30May2023At the end of 2022 we ran a survey asking members to tell us about their experience of using our online resources and services. Find out what others have said, and how we can help you.
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