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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.

medical historians

Medical historians, researchers, students and interested members of the public are welcome, by appointment. Research in the history of medicine and surgery is an area we are keen to promote and we have received a Wellcome Trust grant (2014-16) for the cataloguing and conservation of the RCSEd institutional archive.

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RCSEd Library and Archive
Nicolson Street

Tel: +44 (0)131 527 1630 / 1632
Email: library@rcsed.ac.uk

Open: Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm