Skip to Main Content
University of York Library
Library Subject Guides

Medicine (HYMS)

NHS/placement information

HYMS Library banner

NHS library services

York Teaching Hospital

Staffed hours: Monday-Friday, 9am to 5pm (except Bank Holidays)
Trust staff can access the Library anytime using an enabled Trust ID badge.

The library is on the fifth floor of the admin block at York Teaching Hospital. View the online library catalogue or see more information about the library.

Scarborough Hospital

Staffed hours: Monday-Thursday, 9am to 5pm; Friday 9am to 4:30pm (except Bank Holidays)
Non-staffed hours: out of hours access is available from 6am to 11pm. Please ask library staff for a door code.

The library is situated in the Postgraduate Centre on the hospital site. View the online library catalogue or see more information about the library.

Hull University Teaching Hospital

Open Monday-Friday, 8am to 4pm (except Bank Holidays)

Library and Knowledge Services have two libraries one on the first floor of the Medical Education Centre and the other next door to the Nightingales Restaurant at Castle Hill Hospital. View the online library catalogue or see more information about the library.

Scunthorpe General Hospital Trust, Northern Lincolnshire & Goole

Open 9-5 Tuesday to Wednesday, 9-2 Thursday & 9-4:30 on a Friday. The rest of the time please contact us at nlg-tr.sclibrary@nhs.net for assistance. Card access is not affected.

Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Northern Lincolnshire & Goole

Open 8:30am to 5pm Monday to Friday. The rest of the time please contact us at nlg-tr.sclibrary@nhs.net for assistance. Card access is not affected.

View the online library catalogue or see more information about the libraries.

Friarage Hospital, Northallerton and James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough

The Friarage library and computer room is situated in the STRIVE academic centre and are accessible 24/7. Staff are available to help Monday to Friday 8.30-4.30.

James Cook University Hospital library is situated in the STRIVE building, entrance B on the 1st Floor. There is 24/7 access and staff are available to help Monday to Friday 8.30-4.30.

View the online library catalogue

Registering with an NHS library

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

NHS Athens

You can email your NHS Athens placement contact at:

 

NHS Athens accounts are provided to Physician Associate and MB BS when they join HYMS.

Access to resources may vary depending on your long term placement site. To change your placement site at any time or request a password reminder.

HYMS staff and postgraduate students can apply for this account via https://openathens.nice.org.uk/ * depending on their affiliation with the local NHS.

*Note that it is much quicker to register for an NHS Athens account from an NHS computer either on a hospital site or in a GP practice (normally passwords will be available to use within an hour). If registering from home or university registration can take up to 2 weeks.

Returning books

Please note that our hospital returns service is currently suspended. You can instead return your books using our free Royal Mail tracked returns service.

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

If you're not based at any of the hospitals mentioned above, you can return your requested books via post and claim a refund. Please note that you are only eligible for a refund if your returned book has been requested by another Library user.