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The Royal College of Surgeons of England


Accessing online resources

If you are not already logged into the RCS England website, please log in and then click on the link to the article or journal.

If you are logged in, but the AANS website is not registering it, click the Sign in link in the top right hand corner:

Then click on the Login with Login via OpenAthens link on the sign-in form:

You should now see the Find your institution page. Begin typing Royal College of Surgeons of England into the search box and you should see a list of matching institution names appear below. Select the one for the College:

You will now be logged in to the AANS website and will see our name at the bottom of the page:

If your final destination is lost in the process, you can go back to click the original link to the article or journal, which will take you straight there.

Getting help with online resources


If you're having problems, we are here to help. You can get assistance through any of the following means:

  • Email: - we will usually respond with one working day
  • Telephone: 020 7869 6556 - the line is open between 9 am and 5 pm, Monday to Friday, excluding UK public holidays and College closure days
  • In person: members are welcome to visit the Library in person for assistance, and appointments can be arranged for in-person enquiries - please see the Library pages on the College website for more information.

It does help us if you can provide your College membership number with your enquiry - this will be on your membership page in the College website and on any personal communications sent by the College.