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The Royal College of Surgeons of England


Accessing online resources

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

At the LWW Health Library page, click Sign In link at the top right of the page:

On the Sign In form, click Open Athens:

On the next page, click the Federation list and select OpenAthens Federation, then click the Institution list and select the College (you can filter the list using the text box above the list). Finally click Select:

Once the sign-in process is complete, the name of the College will appear in place of the Sign In link at the top right of the page.

If your final destination is lost in the process, you can go back to click the original link to the book, which will now take you straight to your destination.

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.