Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Library

Contact details

Website: Email: Telephone: +44 (0)131 5271632/1631/1707

About the library

The library has over 35,000 books and periodicals dating from 1460 to the present day and an archive resource dating back to 1503 in continuum.

The local library catalogue is available online.

Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Library and Archive also contributes to the Archives Hub. To browse descriptions of their archive materials, visit their Archives Hub information page.

British Library inter-library loan codes

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For an explanation of these codes, and for more information on arranging inter-library loans, see the inter-library loans page on the British Library website.

Accessing materials

Can I see live document availability on Library Hub Discover? No.

Can I obtain items via inter-library loan? Yes - subject to the library's local lending policy. See their website for details. You must request an inter-library loan via a library of which you are a member. Talk to your own library staff for advice on ordering an item.

Can I visit the library to view materials? Yes - by appointment for non-members. See 'Can anyone use the library?' on the library's FAQ page for access details.


Browse all of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Library records in Library Hub Discover here.