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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.

On the article page, click on the blue Log in via an institution button to the right of the article introduction:

On the next page, begin typing Royal College of Surgeons of England into the searchbox. Click on the name of the College when it appears in the list:

You will now be logged in to SpringerLink.

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.