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.

You may borrow up to six items at a time. Items are issued for 28 days. You may renew items twice 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 My journals (opens in a new window)  or via Browzinepage.

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

Patients' book library

The Patients' book library is currently suspended until the further notice.

We now have a patients’ book library, which includes a range of fiction, autobiographical, biographical and other titles available for patients to borrow. Contact the library if you are interested in this service.


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 Reading Group

Do you love reading? Do you need a quick mental break from work? Would you like to meet new people within the Trust? 

Front page of Mudbound The  #ESTHReadingGroup is  currently reading a number of titles to celebrate Black History Month.  Available in print only is  “Mudbound” by Hillary Jordan.  The group will be using MS Teams to discuss the book virtually.  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 survey at:

Available as electronic audiobooks only via the BorrowBox app, we are also reading the thought provoking "Why I'm no longer talking to white people about race" by Reni Edoo-Lodge and "My name is why" by Lemn Sissay.  Both these books have multiple copies available via the app.   As part of the Epsom and St Helier Black History Month celebrations we are holding a Zoom discussion about  "Why I'm no longer talking to white people about race"  and  "My name is why" on Tuesday 27 October from 10am - 11am.  The session will be repeated from 6pm - 7pm. Contact us for more information at:


ESTH Library and League of Friends Smart Knitters

Martha (volunteer) pictured with a participant of the knitting club The Knitting Club is now virtual. 

Sitting still to knit reduces your heart rate, lowers your blood pressure and the rhythmic motion can help distract from symptoms of anxiety and stress. So why not join our volunteer knitter,  Martha via zoom on Wednesday lunchtimes and learn to make a variety of items e.g. ear savers for masks, pocket tissue holders, blankets for the League of Friends Shop.
Please email for more information.   

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