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Education Centre: The Education Centre on St Mary's Hospital Site is reopening in Aug 2021.  Library staff will initially be manning a small office in the Education Centre for face-to-face enquires, in-person support, and to supply library services and manage inter-library loans.  Opening Times TBC.  ***Please note our physical collection is not browse-able at present and access to the collection is still limited.***  

Online Reception: Library staff will also be online in MS Teams to answer face to face queries between 9-5 Monday to Friday. Please click to login to Online Reception. If we have had to leave the room for any reason, you can write a message in the chat and we will call you back.

Computers: The library computer room is now open!  It has moved across the corridor and is now to be found in the back-right-hand corner of the Education Centre.  Library staff will be available to support any IT issues you have during normal office hours. (Times TBC)

You can also use the Cyber Cafe near the Full Circle Restaurant - unfortunately there is no printing facility available.

Help and Assistance: The library staff are continuing to work virtually and at the Library office while planning our move back to a physical premises. Please pop in to the office, email us on or message us on twitter @IOWNHSLibrary with your contact details and we will do our best to assist you.

For more details of our services and resources available to you, please see the relevant sections of our website:

To borrow our books you need to be a member. Sign up and get your SWIMS Library card - it’s free for NHS staff and students to join

Your SWIMS card is valid in over 50 NHS Libraries in the South West. 

Eligible users can complete a registration form, and return it to to join the library.

A Library Registration Form can be downloaded here:

Library Registration Form

Membership is open to Medical, Clinical, Health and Care Staff providing NHS services on the Isle of Wight.  Please click the link to see the full list of eligible staff.  **Please contact us if you would like to join but are not on the list.**

Our 'Small Print' can be found here.

Last Edit: Aug 2021

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