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Education Centre: We are located in the Education Centre if you wish to browse our collection, would like to make any face-to-face enquires, or require in-person support, and are able to supply library services and manage inter-library loans. 

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. 

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 work both virtually and at the library itself. Please pop in to the library, 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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