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April 3, 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

April 3, 2020

Update 3 April 2020

We apologise to our library users, but the Derby library is now completely CLOSED for all access.

We are unable to provide print book loans or access to the library.

We will not be charging fines during the period of closure and books already on loan w...

March 30, 2020

We apologise to our library users but the Derby library is now closed completely for out-of-hours access, so you will be unable to access the building, even with a swipe card. We will let you know when the situation changes but in the meantime we thank you for your pat...

March 17, 2020

The library service will be closed for 12 weeks, at both Derby and Burton sites. You may still access the library with an out of hours access card, and the self-issue/return facility will still be available.

We will keep you posted with any updates on both here, and soc...

March 10, 2020

Reading Well helps you to understand and manage your health and wellbeing using helpful reading.

The books are chosen by health experts and people living with the conditions covered. People can be recommended a title by a health professional, or they can visit their loc...

March 10, 2020

Access to GIDEON (Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network) has been enabled for all NHS Athens accounts nationally until end of April.  

In the context of the spread of COVID19, this resource provides a tracker to identify areas an...

March 2, 2020

We have a new instagram account for the library and knowledge service, where we will post interesting pictures of our events, resources and our resident Derby skeleton Eric! You can find us here or by clicking on the instagram log...

February 13, 2020

We are moving to paperless journals in the Derby library and we now have the latest 5 years of our print journals on offer, for FREE!! If you would like to have some, please call in to the library, see what we have and take them before the 21st February. Please note, t...

February 6, 2020

We’re improving the process we use to get journal articles and papers for you from other libraries. This will make it easier and quicker for you to get the documents and articles you need. To do this, we need your help!

Please would you complete the short survey at http...

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