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***The Oliveira Library Premises are currently closed*** Please see below for current available book stock

Multi-professional Collection

Covering a wide range of subjects in Medicine, Clinical Practice, Management, Research, Academic Study, and other textbooks, there are about 4000 titles in this collection. Unfortunately most of these books are currently in storage.  However, we can supply some texts and through our health library network (SWIMS) we have access to many more. 

The SWIMS catalogue can be searched for material held in the Oliveira Library, as well as in other healthcare libraries in the south and west. (Select location i01 to filter for just our local holdings). Electronic books can also be found via this catalogue. To request books from our own collection or elsewhere please email

SWIMS catalogue guide


Apart from Journal of Paramedic Practice, all our journals are now available electronically. Please note, accessing the full text of journal articles can be complicated and frustrating - Library staff can save you time - for help finding references and sourcing journal articles please email

Light Reading

We hold a small collection of general fiction and non-fiction for leisure reading.  **For titles currently available please contact the library**

Wellbeing Collection

The Well-Being Collection includes our Light reading and Reading Well collections as well as Self-help books, Short reads and a small Spiritual section. ***Please contact the library to request these items***

Please also see the Health and Wellbeing Resources on the Hub (IOW NHS Trust staff login required) 

We hold some books from the Reading Agency recommended 'Books on Prescription' and 'Mood boosting books'.  ***Some of these are currently available for staff to borrow.***

If you would like to recommend them to your patients please direct them to their local public library You can issue them with a book 'prescription'.  Links to the Prescription Forms are on the Health Savvy Pages > For Health Professionals tab.

We always like to hear about books you have enjoyed reading or found useful.

To suggest a book or resource you would like the library to purchase please email us on 

If you would like to write a review of a book please let us know.  > Go to Book Reviews.


Current Book Stock

Please click on the link below to view the books which are available to borrow from our Temporary location of E Block, IOW College.


Current book stock in Oliveira Library (E Block IOW College)

***We can also order books for you via Inter-library loans***

E-books are in our electronic resources collection

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