The library is staffed 8.30am-4.30pm Monday-Friday. 24-hour swipe card access for members is available.  You will be able to renew your books 3 times online before they will need to be brought into the library. Got overdue books? During August we’re having a book amnesty, so you can return them and pay no fines.

Not yet a member? To register and get 24-hour swipe card access, please download, save and fill in this form and e-mail it as an attachment to library@uhcw.nhs.uk along with the first 5 numbers on the back of your Trust ID badge.

  • Please wear a mask at all times in the library.
  • Social distancing must also be observed – please follow the signage around the library, particularly when queuing at the counter or using the printers/ photocopiers.
  • There are cleaning stations, masks and hand sanitisers readily available. Please use the sprays and cloths provided to clean your workspace or computer before and after use.
  • Some clear plastic screens have been installed to help with social distancing. Please try not to push or lean on the screens.
  • You can renew books online using your R number (barcode on the back of your ID badge) and PIN (email library@uhcw.nhs.uk if you need a reminder). You can make book reservations and ask for books to be sent from the other libraries in our patch (log into the catalogue with your barcode and PIN).
  • Use the Self-service machine to take out and return books: put your returned books in the box to the right of the Self-service machine. Books will be quarantined for 4 days before being re-shelved.
  • All our electronic journals and databases are available via the links in the Resources section of our website – do make sure you have registered for your OpenAthens account to access these. Get an OpenAthens account at https://openathens.nice.org.uk
  • Our Clinical Evidence Based Information Service (CEBIS) is open remotely; please email CEBIS@uhcw.nhs.uk or, for direct patient referral, use the link in CRRS.
  • For Patient Information Leaflets, please contact health.information@uhcw.nhs.uk
  • For Training enquiries, please contact beth.jackson@uhcw.nhs.uk

For all general enquiries regarding Library & Knowledge Services, please phone ext. 28801 or email library@uhcw.nhs.uk


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