Library resources

We have access to a range of printed material and electronic resources to support you in your delivery of patient care as well as your studies, research and continuing professional development (CPD).

Books and journals

Both the Hirson and Sally Howell libraries have a large collection of books, journals and reports to support the information needs of clinical, non-clinical and support staff.

You can search our library catalogue (opens in a new window) for items held at our libraries. Please refer to our handy tips for searching the library catalogue guide.

You may borrow up to eight items at a time. Items are issued for 28 days. You may renew items three times in person, by email or by telephone if the item has not been reserved by another reader.

Print journals are for reference only. We have moved the majority of our collection online. To check what journals are currently available online please go to the Browzinepage.

To request a book, or journal article please complete the relevant online form.

Electronic resources

You can access a broad range of electronic healthcare information resources from anywhere with internet access whether at home, from your clinics or in the library.

ESTH Virtual Reading Group

BorrowBox - Warrior Queen
The #ESTHReadingGroup is now digital. We provide access to a title for you to read via the BorrowBox app at your leisure.

You can also submit your thoughts via an online survey .

We are currently reading: Warrior Queens & Quiet Revolutionaries: How Women (Also) Built the World, by by Kate Mosse. If you are interested in joining please contact us at:  


If you have already read the book and would like to share your thoughts please fill in the online survey.

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