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Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Library Service
...Education, training and development for all staff
The Library Service aims to provide access to the knowledge base, and to enable effective use of information resources in order to support practice, continuing education, training and development for all staff.
Who Can Use Library Services?
- NHS staff working in Northumberland Tyne & Wear area
- Students on placement
How do I Join?
Complete a registration form from the library. Please have your ID badge, or student Smartcard card with you.
The stock consists of 13,000+ books. Users can borrow up to 10 books at once.
The library catalogue of local NHS libraries is available at: https://of-nenhs.olib.oclc.org/folio/
Login to the Library Catalogue with the barcode number of your ticket and your password (i.e. Surname) to reserve or renew books
Books should be returned to:
- the Library during opening hours
- a letterbox outside the Freeman Library
- boxes in Reception areas of Leazes & New Victoria wing, RVI
Online resources are available via Library web pages on the Intranet and Internet web sites. In addition to print journals we provide access to eJournals, e-books and web links to selected Internet web sites.
Databases are available from NICE: NHS Evidence, including: Medline, Embase, CINAHL, AMED, PsycINFO. Also other databases such as the Cochrane Library, TRIP and PEDRO are avilable
Access to online resources is available, from work or home, through a single OpenAthens Account login. You must provide a work, email address to register.
Make a Request
Library Staff can obtain most items not held in stock. A charge may apply for articles and books not held in local NHS libraries. To request an item, complete a request card in the library, or place your requests online
Literature Searching and Current Awareness
Library Staff will undertake literature searches on request to support research, practice or service delivery.
Current awareness services can be provided to individuals or groups and comprise of:
- New books Lists
- Mailing of Journal contents on publication
- Regular lists of new journal articles based on individual user needs and interest
Daily newspapers are available to read in each library
Freeman Hospital LibraryEducation Centre, Freeman Hospital
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
RVI LibraryPeacock Hall, Royal Victoria Infirmary
Queen Victoria Road
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE