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

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? 

The ESTH library services are running a monthly reading group meeting in the Hirson Library at St Helier.  We are currently reading "The Sport of Kings" by  C.E. Morgan.   

Front cover of The Sport of Kings by C.E. Morgan
Interested in joining? Come and listen to our thoughts about  “The Sport of Kings" . The date and time is as follows:

Friday 27 September, Hirson Library, Education Centre, St Helier 1-1.30pm

If you are not able to make this date but would still like to join please contact

You can also share your thoughts about our previous book "The Olive Tree” by Lucinda Riley via our SurveyMonkey link:


Image:  Front cover of The Sport of Kings

If you have already read "The Sport of Kings", please do share your thoughts via our SurveyMonkey link:

Reviews of the books we have read over the last few months are available to download and view:

ESTH Library and League of Friends Smart Knitters

Martha (volunteer) pictured with a participant of the knitting club 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 on Friday lunchtimes (12.30-1.30pm) in the Hirson Library, Education Centre, St Helier and make pocket tissue holders, blankets for the League of Friends Shop and eventually trauma teddies.  The trauma teddies will be given to children in our hospitals who have experienced a trauma.   

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