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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 visit Acland’s Anatomy.

If you are logged in, but the Acland’s site is not registering it, click on the Open Athens link in the login form to the right of the home page:

Alternatively, click the green Sign In link at the top right of the page, then the Open Athens link at the bottom of the pop-up menu:

Whichever route you take, you will need to pick the College off of a list of institutions. Select OpenAthens Federation and Royal College of Surgeons of England in turn from the drop-down lists, then click Select:

You should now have access to the videos and other content of the site.

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.