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The Royal College of Surgeons of England

Accessing online resources

Accessing SpringerLink

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.

Once at the Springer site, click the Log in link at top right:

Now click on the Access via your institution link:

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 and should see a You have access to our articles message to one side of the page:

You should also be able to see Royal College of Surgeons of England LIB in the bottom left-hand corner of the page. (Note that Not logged in refers to personalised accounts on the Springer website, as does the remaining Log in notice at the top of the page.)

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.