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Guide to Services

The Library offers a range of services, for members and fellows, affiliates and exam candidates, members of other colleges, and researchers and the public.


Go directly to our Library Catalogue, where you can also search the Museums and Archives collections.


The Museums and Archives Catalogue, listing manuscripts and museum collections.


Access the journal reference databases Ovid Medline and EMBASE.

Online journals

Search or browse lists of our journals.

Current Awareness Updates

Find out about the Current Awareness Updates that are available to Fellows and Members. Updates have been designed to support surgeons stay up-to-date with the latest evidence in their field.

Literature Search

Request a detailed search of medical literature.

If you're having problems, please contact us at or +44 (0) 20 7869 6556.

Document Delivery

Order articles in PDF format from the Library’s print journal collections, and find out more about obtaining articles from non-subscribed journals.


Searchable access to hundreds of medical journals and thousands of e-books in one site.

Acland's Video Atlas of Human Anatomy

View the popular anatomy video series.

Access the interactive anatomy site from Primal Pictures.

Need help using our services? 

If you're having problems, please try our help pages, or contact us at or +44 (0) 20 7869 6556.

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