Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Get links to the latest evidence

The library is staffed 8.30am-4.30pm Monday-Friday. 24-hour swipe card access for members is available.  We have not been issuing fines for the past few months, however this will be introduced again from 1st October. You will be able to renew your books 3 times online before they will need to be brought into the library.

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  along with the first 5 numbers on the back of your Trust ID badge.

You may notice a few changes:

  • You must 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  if you need a reminder). You can now 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
  • Our Clinical Evidence Based Information Service (CEBIS) is open remotely; please email or, for direct patient referral, use the link in CRRS.
  • For Patient Information Leaflets, please contact
  • For Training enquiries, please contact

A reminder of how to register for library membership: please complete this form and e-mail it to

For all general enquiries regarding Library & Knowledge Services, please phone ext. 28801 or email

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