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January 15, 2020

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Welcome to the Library and Knowledge Service

We are the libraries of the University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust, and we support education, research and patient care. We strive to provide the best information service possible and offer library membership for our NHS Trust employees, associates, academic staff and students.  

At the Derby site we are located on the 2nd floor, in the Education Centre of the Royal Derby Hospital, and we are open 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

At the Burton site we are located on the ground floor of the Medical Education Centre, on the Outwoods site of Queen's Hospital, and we are open 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

To find out more about what we offer, please click on the button below. The library logo at the top of the page, and the services tab will also take you back to the services page. To access the dedicated DCHS employee site click here.

Library News

January 15, 2020

Many congratulations to our colleague, Mary West, who graduated from the University of Sheffield yesterday with an MA in Librarianship. We're so proud of you!! 

December 4, 2019

Our Library Manager, Mic Heaton, along with Deputy Library Manager Karen Johnston and Senior Library Assistant Vicki McDonagh, plus Mic's partner Mel and their dog Pickles, took part in the Derby and Burton Hospitals Charity's Jingle Jog in Markeaton Park, Derby, on Su...

November 22, 2019

The RDH Library is currently experiencing problems with the telephone system. Please do bear with us while we try to sort the problem out. If you need to contact us, please do email us at We apologies for any inconvenience it may cause.

November 21, 2019

Do you enjoy a good Christmas story or poem? Come along to our Christmas-themed Shared Reading Event on Wednesday 11th December. All welcome.

November 14, 2019

Two of our Derby library staff members, Beth and Jo went on a visit to Derby Museum on Tuesday, to look around their storage facilities in order to get a good idea on how to look after the storage of our own hospital artefacts collection. 

The day was really inform...

November 11, 2019

 Come and meet the author at her book launch, in the overflow to the restaurant on Level 5, RDH. There will be refreshments available and opportunities for a Q&A with Mary. Copies of her book will be available to buy at the event.

November 8, 2019

Our next Shared Reading session is next Wednesday, 13th November, 12pm-1pm, in the Derby Library IT Room. If you've never been before, do come along. You'll be most welcome.

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