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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 the site is asking you to log in, you can do so by clicking on the Read the full text link above the abstract:

Then click on Access through your institution:

Alternatively, you can click on the Login / Register link at the top right of the page:

Then click on INSTITUTIONAL LOGIN on the login menu:

In both cases, click on the Sign in with your OpenAthens account link on the Institutional login form:

Once the website has finished processing the request, you will be logged in to the Wiley Online Library and the College logo will appear at the top of the page:

Note that Wiley Online can lose your final destination in the process, leaving you at the Wiley 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.