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Health Library (CEC, Royal Stoke)

Health Library (PGMC, County)

Health Library (CEC, Royal Stoke)

  • General enquiries: 01782 679500
  • Email: health.library@keele.ac.uk

 

Health Library (PGMC, County)

  • General enquiries: 01785 236113 (Ext 2913)
  • Email: library@uhnm.nhs.uk

Join the library service so that you can access our facilities, resources and services.

Health Library (CEC, Royal Stoke)

  • Join the library – please complete our membership application form and bring it to the library with your NHS ID badge. We’ll set you up and let you know when you can collect your card
  • Borrowing items – you can borrow items from either health library as well as the Keele University Campus Library. Find out more.
  • Getting here – we’re located in the Clinical Education Centre, on the Royal Stoke University Hospital site.
  • Watch our video – for a short introduction to the library service
  • Take a virtual tour – learn more about our facilities, resources and services

Health Library (PGMC, County)

  • Join the library – please complete our membership application form and bring it to the library with your NHS ID badge. We’ll set you up and let you know when you can collect your card
  • Borrowing items – you can borrow items from either health library. Find out more.
  • Getting here - we're located in the chapel adjoining the Postgraduate Medical Education Centre (PGMC) at the County Hospital site.

Health Library (CEC, Royal Stoke)

Please check the Health Library (CEC, Royal Stoke) website for the latest opening hours.

Health Library (PGMC, County)

 Please check here for the latest information.

Our book collections are held on Library Search – this is the catalogue for all books held at both the Health Library (CEC, Royal Stoke) and the Health Library (PGMC, County), as well as the book collection at Keele University Campus Library. You can borrow items from any of these collections. You can request items and pick them up from the library of your choice. You can also return items to any of the libraries and we’ll send them on.

Some ebooks on Library Search are also available to NHS staff. You’ll see a link for you within the ebook entry. To access the full-text you’ll need to enter your NHS OpenAthens username / password.

We also have some ebooks available via NHS-only resources. Check our ebooks page for more information on how to access these.

Check our journals collections to see if you have access to the full-text of the articles you need.

Health Library (CEC, Royal Stoke)

You have access to a number of Journal collections: NHS Journals A-Z list, print journal collection at the Health Library, Keele University networked journals (access via the IT suite at the Health Library)

Health Library (PGMC, County)

We provide you with access to a wide range of resources to help you to find the information you need, including databases, clinical decision-making tools, drugs reference tools, exam support, guidelines and procedures, patient information, topic summaries and more.

All the resources are listed on the NHS Resources page on the website for the Health Library (CEC, Royal Stoke).

All NHS staff can apply for an NHS OpenAthens username. This will allow you to log on to many different online resources using the same username / password.

If you need any additional help, please contact your NHS OpenAthens administrator:

Health Library (CEC, Royal Stoke)

Cheryl Kent: c.kent@keele.ac.uk

Health Library (PGMC, County)

Louisa Fulbrook: louisa.fulbrook@uhnm.nhs.uk

The Health Library Service offers you a Literature Search Service. Staff are available at both sites to help you to find the information you need by completing a literature search on your behalf. So, if you are struggling to find the information you want or don’t have time to run your own literature search you can ask a librarian to do it for you. Our staff have knowledge and expertise in searching healthcare-specific resources.

If we do not have the article you need within our collections, then we can try to get you a copy from another library. There is a small charge for this service.

The library service offers you a range of training opportunities to help you to develop your information skills and use our resources effectively.

Health Library (CEC, Royal Stoke)

Health Library (PGMC, County)

You can book onto the programme of courses and workshops delivered at the CEC Royal Stoke (click link above) or arrange a bespoke session at County either individually or as a group by contacting the Librarian at County louisa.fulbrook@uhnm.nhs.uk.

Alternatively access our online tutorials

You can use our current awareness services and bulletins to keep up-to-date with the latest evidence impacting your specialty or service. Sign-up to receive bulletins in your inbox or contact a member of staff to be added to the distribution list.

The NHS Outreach Service is for NHS staff working in the community in Staffordshire. We make it easier for staff to access books, journals and electronic resources, without the need to visit the library. Please see the NHS Outreach page on the Health Library (CEC, Royal Stoke) website for more details about this service.