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.

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

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 Virtual Reading Group 

reading book secrets of SantoriniThe #ESTHReadingGroup is currently reading "Secrets of Santorini", by Patricia Wilson.  The group meets on an ad-hoc basis via MS Teams to discuss the book virtually.  If you are interested in joining please contact Manda at:

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


ESTH Virtual 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 autumn.  

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 between 1pm and 1.30pm and learn to make a variety of items e.g. ear savers for masks, pocket tissue holders and blankets.  The classes will start up again in the autumn if you would like to be added to the list please email   

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