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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.

Please note that it is not possible to log directly in at Nature journal homepages with our login credentials: the option will only appear when you try to access an article requiring authentication. Once you are logged in, the session will remain valid as long as you are browsing the journal.

Click the Access through your institution button appearing to the top right of the article (if this is not present, the article is either free to access or you are already logged in):

Begin typing Royal College of Surgeons of England in the searchbox: a list of matching institutions will appear and you can click the appropriate option:

You will now be logged in to Nature Portfolio.

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.