Premises and IT facilities

** The Library and Education Centre are currently closed **

Please see our Remote Access arrangements or follow us on twitter @IOWNHSLibrary for updates

Open (Staffed) hours

9 to 5, Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays)
24-hour access is available to registered users - see library staff to find out about this.

Work space

The library occupies a large double room with study tables and comfortable seating, as well as computer workstations.  Our print collections are kept here too.  The rear part of the library is for quiet study.

IT facilities

There are 13 Trust computer workstations and laptops in the library quiet study area, with up-to-date Internet access and the usual software packages installed.  There is also a Cybercafé for staff located in the main hospital (on level B opposite the Canteen).  Please contact the library for the access code.

Staff WiFi

Wifi access is available for staff and patients through NHS Wifi. No login required but you must agree to the terms on the landing page.  Staff Wifi is also available by signing up to the Guest Wifi network.


Photocopying, printing and scanning facilities are available.

Equipment loans

Trust laptop computers are available for loan to library members.  We also hold several projectors, and a portable projection screen.  In addition, staff can borrow display boards for open days/publicity events, and iPads for use on the NHS Wifii network.  Please book in advance to be sure the equipment you require will be available.


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