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Services for Members and Fellows

Who does this apply to?

  • Royal College of Surgeons of England: MRCS, FRCS
  • Faculty of Dental Surgery: MFDS, FDSRCS, Specialty Member

Please note that your membership of the Library will cease immediately if your membership of the College ceases for any reason, including the late payment of fees. 

Online resources

Members can access the Library’s collection of online journals and e-books, as well as Acland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy and Visible Body Human Anatomy Atlas (which is also available as a mobile app), using their College login.

You can also search across thousands of journals using Ovid MEDLINE and Embase, 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.

Specialty Updates

Members can subscribe to any of the Library’s specialty-specific Update emails. Compiled by our Evidence Support Team with assistance from panels of Specialist Advisors, the Updates contain links to new and interesting research in each specialty area.

Document delivery

If the Library does not subscribe to a given journal, members 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

Members 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 us at before your visit to arrange an appointment.

Books and other material available electronically

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. Members can access ClinicalKey using their College Login details and can view illustrated help on accessing the service.


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, Tuesday to Thursday. Please ask for the Library at the ground floor Reception Desk on arrival.

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