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NHS/placement information

Welcome to your online guide to library resources for Health Sciences.

NHS library services

Health Sciences students on placement and NHS staff can use NHS hospital library facilities, which include borrowing books, making photocopies, using study spaces, and making enquiries. Each of the local hospital sites also provides access to Department of Health Sciences PCs which connect to the University IT Services network.

Friarage Hospital, Northallerton    

Staffed hours: Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm.

Non-staffed hours: Everyday from 7am to 10pm using a swipe card.

Online library catalogue The library is located in the education centre. Other information
Harrogate Hospital   Monday - Friday 9.30am to 4.30pm. Online library catalogue

The library is located in the hospital's Education Centre on the third floor of the Strayside Wing.

Other information
Scarborough Hospital

Staffed hours: Monday - Thursday 9am to 5pm; Friday 9am to 4.30pm.

Non-staffed hours: out of hours access is available from 6am to 11pm. Please ask library staff for a door code.

Online library catalogue The library is situated in the Postgraduate Centre on the Hospital site. Other information
York Teaching Hospital

Staffed hours: Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm.

Trust staff can access the Library anytime using an enabled Trust ID badge.

 

Online library catalogue The library is on the fifth floor of the admin block at York Teaching Hospital Other information

 

If you wish to register to use the local hospital libraries listed above, you will need to:

  • Visit the appropriate library during their staffed opening hours
  • Have your University Card with you
  • In addition, if you wish to join York or Scarborough hospital libraries, you will need to provide two passport photographs or your Trust ID badge
  • Health Sciences students can register with Harrogate of Friarage Hospital libraries at any point during their course, not just whilst on placement at either location.

Students on placement with Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust can access the specialist mental health library at Cross Lane Hospital in Scarborough.

Returning books

BoxIf you have a problem returning your JB Morrell books, you can return them via the hospital libraries at Scarborough, Harrogate and Northallerton.

  • Hand in your JB Morrell books by the due date. The date of return will be taken as the date that you return the books at the hospital. Your books will be removed from your Library Account at this point.

  • Make sure that you give your JB Morrell books to a member of hospital library staff.

  • Keep the receipt that you will be given.

York students should note that JB Morrell Library books can be returned at the King's Manor Library, located in Exhibition Square in the city centre.

Electronic resources via NICE Evidence

NICE logoThe NHS also provides access to electronic resources for its staff and for students on placement via NICE Evidence Search. Some resources require an OpenAthens account. You can register for an OpenAthens account from the Journals and Databases page within NICE Evidence. You are recommended to register on an NHS PC, which speeds up the registration process significantly. Contact your local hospital librarian for more information on using NHS electronic resources.