onsite here in Edinburgh the library has Wi-Fi, PCs, scanners, printers, current journals and texts - and a wealth of rare and fascinating historical stock, dating from the 15th century to the present. The catalogue covers the book, museum and archive holdings and is a work in progress, constantly growing. online worldwide you are eligible for free full-text access to thousands of electronic journals, books and databases through 'The Knowledge Network' of NHS Scotland. Please email the College Library@rcsed.ac.uk for support in registering for an Athens username and password.
We welcome medical historians, researchers, students of the history of medicine and interested members of the public, to make an appointment to visit. Our full contact details are here. This is an area we are keen to promote and have received a Wellcome Trust grant (2014-16) for the cataloguing and conservation of the RCSEd institutional archive.
We invite the college membership to use their well-resourced medical and surgical library, with all the latest in texts, journals and electronic resources – and a wealth of fascinating historical stock dating from the 15th century to the present.
We invite medical historians, researchers, students of the history of medicine and interested members of the public, to make an appointment to visit here in developing their understanding of the history of medicine and surgery.
Read more about the history of the Library at The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
We aim to support Members' and Fellows' educational and information needs, current and historical; to maintain and conserve the collections; to provide information related to the College’s history; to assist in the understanding of medicine and surgery
"Book of Hours", adopted by: J. Foster
The Adopt a Book project helps fund the restoration of our books. Please contact us if you wish to find out more about adopting a book.
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RCSEd Library and Archive
Tel: +44 (0)131 527 1630 / 1632 / 1702
Open: Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm