Membership Benefits

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You don't have to join to be able to use the facilities within the library and we are open to external visitors, staff and students based in our hospitals or on placement.

Signing up to join the library has many benefits, such as being able to borrow books and other resources.

When you have a library account, you will be also able to manage your borrowing and reserve books online. 

You would also need to be a member of the library to access us 24hours, which is useful if you wanted to work during unstaffed hours.

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Being a member also gives you eligibility to access our online resources such as e-books, journals and point of care tools amongst many. These are accessible by using an OpenAthens account, which is a separate login that can be used to unlock the many e-resources that we as a Trust subscribe to, as well as nationally subscribed content.

After joining the library, you can visit our OpenAthens page, where there is a link to sign up, and more information about the OpenAthens system.

You can also view our e-resources page to find out more about what you can access.


Our members also have access to other services such as the literature searching service and our inter-library loans service, where we are able to search for and borrow articles that we don't have in our own collections. 


We also have a current awareness service, where you can receive up to date information on subjects that you are interested in. 

If you are interested in joining and would like to sign up online, please click the button below to go to our membership page.