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A number of older editions of books are withdrawn from our stock at regular intervals and are available for sale on a first come first served basis.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


You can access eBooks through our electronic library catalogue, online or in the library or directly through your NHS OpenAthens account.


To register for an NHS OpenAthens account please click here.


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.


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 EBook Library (EBL). Enter your title or keyword into the search box and any relevant titles will appear.


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 Sat, Sun & Bank Holidays

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