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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 trying to access an article and Cambridge Core is asking you to log in, you can do so by clicking on the Access through your institution link under Access options below the article preview:

Alternatively, you can click on the Institution login link at the top right of the page:

In both cases, begin typing Royal College of Surgeons of England in the Search for an institution or keyword field at the top of the Find your institution form:

And then click Continue to login:

Once the website has finished processing the request, you will be logged in to Cambridge Core and the Institution login at the top of the page will change to read Access provided by, with The Royal College of Surgeons of England Library on the dropdown list attached to it:

Note that Cambridge Core can lose your final destination in the process, leaving you at the Cambridge homepage. If this happens, 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.