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 30th July 2020.

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 cover of Sofia Khan

The #ESTHReadingGroup is going digital during the coronavirus crisis.  Copies of our next book called “Sofia Khan is Not Obliged” by Ayisha Malik are available as an electronic book or as an audiobook via the Borrowbox app.  The group will be using WhatsApp and an email list to discuss the book virtually.  If you are interested in joining please contact us at:



If you have already read “Sofia Khan is Not Obliged” please share your thoughts about the book at:

You can also share your thoughts about our previous book "Swing Time" at:

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 The Knitting club is currently suspended until the 30th July 2020. 

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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