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Books & Journals

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Multi-professional Collection: The Library has around 4000 books in the physical collection, and around 400 eBooks, covering a wide range of subjects including Medicine, Clinical Practice, Management, Research, and Academic Study.  We can also borrow books from other libraries in our network (SWIMS) for our users. Search, reserve and renew our books in the Library Catalogue.

eBooks: We have a growing collection of e-books available. To search for these go to the Library Catalogue.  Use the Advanced Search option to filter for Material Type: Electronic books + Location: Isle of Wight

The following publications within our holdings can also be accessed via the provider platforms:

  • Oxford Handbooks: 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.  
  • Kortext eBooks
  • 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.

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

  • General Fiction and Non-fiction: We hold a small collection of general fiction and non-fiction for leisure reading.  **For titles currently available please contact the library**
  • Books on Prescription:
  • Self-Help Books:
  • Menopause:
  • Mood Boosting Books: 

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

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.

For a complete list of all our holdings please search in the 

> Library Catalogue < 

Select Oliveira / Isle of Wight / i01 to limit to our collection

Journals are available electronically, and include the NHS Core collection from HEE, as well as some local subscriptions.  We can also request copies of individual journal articles from other libraries in our network for our users. 

>> Click here to go to Journal requests <<

Browse our Journal collections:

Select Oliveira/Isle of Wight/i01 to limit to our collection


Page updated: Aug 2021

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