Book Collection

The book stock consists of over 7,000 books and eBooks including a varied selection of fiction and other interest. 


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Print Collection

Members can borrow up to eight books at a time subject to local service level agreements.


Most books are available for an initial six week loan period.

Reference books such as medical directories, dictionaries and maps are also available for use in the library.


We also have a small fiction and other interest section for leisure reading.


A number of older editions of books are withdrawn from our stock at regular intervals and are available for sale on a first come first served basis. 



Electronic Collection

We have a large selection of eBooks available to browse, read online or download to your computer or electronic device.


To access our eBook collection you will need an OpenAthens account. You can register for an account here

You can find eBooks via the library catalogue or directly through your OpenAthens login.

  • To access eBooks through your NHS OpenAthens account you will need to sign in to your NHS OpenAthens account. Under 'My Resources' click on the link for the Kortext eBooks, then click on the 'collections' tab to view the eBooks we subscribe to.  


  • To search through our library catalogue simply enter a title or keyword in the search box. If an eBook is available it will show on the screen. Simply click on the record, click 'read me' and you will be asked for your NHS OpenAthens username and password.

  • Any books with a green button can be read in full straightaway and any with an orange button can be browsed for five minutes and then requested with a few simple clicks.

Request a Book/eBook

We are happy to take any requests for new titles. Please enquire using this form or speak to a member of the library team.


We can also borrow books from other libraries using our inter-library loan service.

Opening Hours

Monday - 9am-5pm

Tuesday - 9am-5pm

Wednesday 9am-5pm

Thursday 9am-5pm

Friday 9am-5pm

Closed Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays.

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