Members' Library opening timesCurrently closed
The Research Room is open Tuesday to Thursday. Please contact us to arrange a visit.
COVID-19: Please check our safety precautions before visiting.
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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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.
Extended opening hours from 5 SeptemberGood 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!
Roll up! These historic museum doors are opening on a digital advent-ureOur 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.
Welcome backWe 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.
Online library services 2022: how has using Library resources and services helped you?At 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.
Creating the first Henry Lumley Collections Engagement Grant: What it’s all about, our ultimate goals for the research and how you can get involvedFind out about our new research grant aimed at provoking new and exciting research outputs and building a community of researchers around our fantastic Library and Archives Collections. To find out more about eligibility and apply please read the following blog and visit the grant webpage.
Dissecting the literature: the importance of critical appraisalHow to critically appraise your literature.
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Library and Archives Department
The Royal College of Surgeons
38-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields
London WC2A 3PE