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Book & Journal Collections

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NHS Knowledge and Library Hub: Our one stop shop for electronic resources and library collections. 

Please see the user guide or contact the library for assistance using the new Knowledge Hub.


NHS Core content plus electronic journals bought locally. Use to check for full-text when you already know which articles you need. Please access journals via BrowZine using your OpenAthens credentials to log in.

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

Multi-professional Books

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. 

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).  

To request books from our own collection or elsewhere please email  

SWIMS catalogue guide


Oliveira Library collection: We have a growing collection of e-books available - to search for these go to the Library CatalogueUse the Advanced Search option to filter for Material Type: Electronic books + Location: Isle of Wight (no title needed).   

Royal Marsden Manual: 10th edition now available for Isle of Wight staff.

If you are on a Trust computer you can access the site from Web Based Systems or from which should automatically log you in to the resource, but some Trust computers may require you to use your OpenAthens account. For users on non-Trust machines sign in with your OpenAthens account from the same link.

If you experience any problems with accessing the resource, please contact the library.

Oxford University Press: Courtesy of Health Education England, NHS staff and students on placement in England have access to over 130 Oxford University Press medical and healthcare books online.  

How to access

1. Sign in to NHS OpenAthens

2. If you don’t have an OpenAthens account, please register for one

3. Once signed in, you will be taken directly to the books you have access to

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) 

Light Reading

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

Current Book Stock



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

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.


Page last update: Aug 2021

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