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Our Aims

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.

RCSEd Fellows and Members

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 (library@rcsed.ac.uk) for support in registering for an Athens username and password.

Our Services

Contact & Opening

RCSEd Library and Archive
Nicolson Street

Tel: +44 131 527 1632/1631/1707
Email: library@rcsed.ac.uk

Open: Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

See our Blog and Twitter for highlights from our Library and Archive collections