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A number of older editions of books are withdrawn from our stock at regular intervals and are available for sale on a first come first served basis.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 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. We have three eBook collections, Kortext, Ebook Central and  Oxford Medicine Online, more details below.​​


To access Kortext 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.  

Alternatively you can access Kortext directly here, and ​​search for 'Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust' as your institutuional library.

You can access Ebook Central directly here.

Using the search bar to find eBooks in your chosen topic.


Alernatively you can access via your Open Athens account, under the 'My Resources' tab and click on the link for Ebook Central.

We have access to hundreds of Oxford Handbooks, Textbooks, Speciality Handbooks and Emergencies in.... via Oxford Medicine Online.


You can access Oxford Medicine Online directly here. Select 'Sign in via your Institution', search 'NHS England' and select, then enter your Open Athens login credentials.


Alternatively you can access them through your NHS Open Athens account. Under 'My Resources' click on the link for the 'Oxford Medicine Online'.

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.