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Services for Affiliates

Who does this apply to?

Royal College of Surgeons of England and Faculty of Dental Surgery: Affiliates.

Please note that you will cease to be eligible for Affiliate status as soon as you gain your MRCS, MFDS or equivalent qualification. Consequently, your membership of the Library will also cease until you pay your first subscription as a member of the College or Faculty.

Online resources

Affiliates can access the Library’s collections of online journals and e-books, as well as other resources by logging in to the College website before visiting the resource website.

As well as e-journals, there are over 1000 textbooks and reference manuals available via our subscription to ClinicalKey which allows book chapters to be saved as PDFs to be read later. You can find more e-books in the LWW Health Library Surgery and Orthopaedic Surgery Collections.

You can also search across thousands of journals using Ovid MEDLINE, Embase and HMIC, setting up search alerts to email you the latest research in your area of interest. Where possible, there are links between search results and the full text of journal articles. We also offer access to TripPro, a highly-regarded repository of evidence.

Acland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy and Visible Body Human Anatomy Atlas (which is also available as a mobile app) provide useful anatomical reference and educational tools.

Please note that student (undergraduate) affiliates only have access to Acland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy, the Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, the Bulletin of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the Faculty Dental Journal. If you are a postgraduate overseas affiliate, please make sure the Membership team have seen evidence of your qualification, otherwise you will not be able to view the other resources.

Document delivery

If the Library does not subscribe to a given journal, affiliates can request articles for a fee via the Document Delivery service.

Literature searches

Our Information Specialists can help you find the literature you need for research, CPD or clinical practice. Literature searches are carried out on MEDLINE and Embase for you by the team.

Booking an appointment

Affiliates can book a 1-to-1 appointment with a member of the Library team for advice on using our resources and services and with building and running your own literature searches. If you would like to book an appointment, please email us at Appointments can be made for 9 am to 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday.

If you are visiting the College, face-to-face consultations are possible. Please email before your visit to arrange an appointment.

Books for exam preparation

The collection of books for exam preparation is available for loan in the Members’ Library. Books that are available for loan can be issued onsite or borrowed and returned by post. This service is only available for Members and Affiliates living in the UK.

Study space

The Members’ Library is open 10 am to 5 pm, Monday to Thursday; you can check for changes on the Library calendar on Surgical Library. Please ask for the Library at the ground floor Reception Desk on arrival.

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