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Use the library catalogue to help you find the book that you need.

The catalogue can be accessed here.

By logging in with your Reader ID and PIN you can then reserve or request the book. Some of the books are only available as e-books and you will need an NHS OpenAthens account to access them. If you haven't already got one, please click here to register.

The Library Team can also help you access resources, find evidence-based information and keep you up to date.

You can access all of our services and resources via:

  • The library at Nightingale House, Whiston Hospital
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LKS Outreach Newsletter - Issue 8

26 July 2021

Issue 8 of our newsletter for all our Community, CCG and General Practice staff is now available on our Outreach page.

You Said...

21 July 2021

We had a fantastic response to our annual survey - from both users and non-users - so thank you to all those who responded. Your responses really do help to shape and improve the service we provide to you. Here are just some of the comments that we received:

Give Yourself A Break

15 July 2021

The Reading Agency have donated the full collection of 10 books from Uplifting resources for the NHS from the NHS to our library.

Read all articles


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UpToDate is an evidence-based physician-authored clinical decision support resource which assists in making the right point-of-care decisions. NB: Only available to St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust employees.

BMJ Best Practice is a clinical decision support tool, uniquely structured around the patient consultation, with advice on symptom evaluation, test to order and treatment approach. This resource is available to ALL NHS employees using their NHS OpenAthens login.


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Need a copy of journal article or want to borrow a book? Use the links below to send us your requests.


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NHS staff and students can access over 5000 full-text electronic journals via My Journals.

Please remember to login with your NHS OpenAthens account.  If you haven't got one yet, please click here to register.