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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 Inns 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+.
1Jun2017Due to ongoing discussions with the publishers over access, we are having to remove our Thieme subscriptions from the online catalogue for the time being. This includes the Journal of Neurological Surgery parts A & B and the European Journal of Pediatric Surgery and their predecessors.
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.
20Oct2017Between 1947 and 1949, the artist Barbara Hepworth sat in operating theatres in Exeter and London, producing 80 depictions of surgeons and their teams at work, while the NHS was being formed.
13Oct2017A guide to the Library's services for College Members and Fellows.
6Oct2017Joseph Lister pioneered antiseptic surgery in 1867 and made surgery safer, saving many lives. In 1879 the mouthwash Listerine was developed and named after him.
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.
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