Library and Knowledge Services

Contact the service

0191 246 7373

Library and Knowledge Services

Our library service is accessible to all NTW staff and students, nurturing and supporting lifelong learning, so that everyone can access high quality knowledge and information to ensure that the care of service users is always informed by evidence, used at the right time, in the right place.

Each library has a collection of print books searchable via our library catalogue, journals, printing and copying facilities, PCs for work and quiet study spaces. We participate in collaborative lending schemes with other libraries to give our users increased access to books and journals. Members can borrow up to ten items for four weeks.

Most of our services can be accessed by staff via our intranet page. Our electronic journals and ebooks are available through our online Discovery service.

The library team can advise on copyright, OpenAthens access, literature searching, keeping up to date with latest publications and use of online health information resources.

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Joining the Library

To use the library services you need to become a member. You can do this via the intranet using our online registration form, or by visiting one of the libraries.  Your library card will allow you access to any NHS library in the region.