Finding information you can trust, and wellbeing, during covid-19

July 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 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

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 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday to Thursday and 8:30am to 4pm on Friday.

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

July 3, 2020

In the past few months, lots of people and organisations have been saying different things about covid-19. It can be hard to know what’s accurate and who can be trusted, particularly for patients and members of the public. Having reliable, trustworthy information has a...

July 1, 2020

We are delighted to inform you that both our RDH and QHB libraries will be reopening on Monday 6th July!

You will notice a few changes to both libraries; both physically and in terms of procedures. These are for everyone's safety.

Our opening hours are:

Derby (R...

June 24, 2020

The QHB Library is now completely closed for access (swipe card access is not in operation). This is for a deep clean to take place and for safety measures to be put in place, ahead of a planned full reopening. 

April 22, 2020

Trusted medical knowledge sourced directly from professional tools like ClinicalKey and Nursing Skills.

Elsevier has created a COVID-19 Healthcare Hub to support efforts to battle the current pandemic. Their clinical resources and tools, focused on the latest evidence-b...

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...

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