What's New


Unstaffed Library 17th April 2024

11 April 2024

The library at Whiston Hospital will be unstaffed on Wednesday 17th April as the team are attending a training day with colleagues from the Southport & Ormskirk library team.

Craft-ernoon with Health, Work and Wellbeing Team

8 April 2024

As part of Stress Awareness Month, Yvonne and Colette will be joining up with members of the Health, Work and Wellbeing (HWWB) Team to bring you a 'Craft-ernoon' on Floor 2 at Whiston Hospital.

For library users with 24 hour access

29 February 2024

We’ve received some feedback that the library can be noisy in the evenings when the library staff have left. We expect that library users in the silent study area should be able to work or study without being disturbed by others.

Advance Notice of Unstaffed Library

23 November 2023

Please note that the library will be unstaffed and the pods will be unavailable on Wednesday 29th November 2023.

New library catalogue is now LIVE

2 October 2023

We are excited to announce that our new library catalogue is now live! You can access the catalogue from any PC/mobile device at https://now.koha-ptfs.co.uk/.

COMING SOON - New Library Catalogue

14 September 2023


The pods have landed!

30 May 2023

They’ve taken a while to get here, and we had to do a lot of rearranging to fit them in, but the Library now has 4 acoustic pods for you to use as space for quiet conversation, meetings (virtual or in person), group work, small group teaching sessions, attending online conferences and more.

Spring into Diversity - Virtual Library Tours

1 March 2023


Simple searching in one place

13 February 2023


Annual Survey 2022 - £25 Amazon Gift Card up for grabs!

31 October 2022


30 Minute Virtual Library Tours

19 August 2022

Discover YOUR NHS Library and Knowledge Service (LKS) and the resources we offer by joining us on a Virtual Library Tour.

Learning at Work Week 2022

12 May 2022


NEW RESOURCE: NHS Knowledge and Library Hub

10 January 2022


NHS Knowledge and Library Services Awareness Week 2021

14 June 2021

June 14th to 18th is the very first NHS Knowledge and Library Services Awareness week – celebrating the positive impact, that the work we do for you has on informed decision making and evidence-based care from board to bedside in all areas of clinical and operational healthcare.

We're Back!

19 April 2021

The physical library is once more open for business . We are working with reduced library staff, so please be patient with us.

Launch of our new website

30 March 2021

Since our last Library Survey we’ve been working hard to bring you a new and improved website. You’ll see we’ve updated the overall look of the site and have a brand new logo, but our main aim has been to improve our current awareness service. You’ll be able to customise our new Knowledge Alerts so that you receive the information you want, when and where you want it. We also wanted to make it easier to access the resources that you use most frequently as well as improve how the site works and looks on your mobile devices.

Virtually here for you!

22 February 2021

We may not physically be in the library but we are still here for you.

Library Re-opening

16 July 2020

We are pleased to announce that the library will be officially re-opening from Monday 20 July 2020. We have been working hard over the past few weeks/months in preparation and you will notice some differences - we have had to reduce the number of computers and also the number of people who can work at the study carrels/desks. We ask everyone to please:

Library Computers – Important notice

15 July 2020

Due to social distancing requirements the Library has had to reduce the number of computers available for use. From Monday 20th July we will be introducing a booking system to enable staff and students to reserve a computer in advance. You can book our computers up to 2 weeks in advance and for up to four hours at a time by:

Service Announcement

24 March 2020

From Wednesday 25th March all Library and Knowledge Service Staff will be working from home until further notice. The library will still be accessible to anyone with 24 hour access and you will still be able to borrow and return books via our self-service machine. If you use a PC please remember to keep your distance and wash your hands after use. Library Staff will still be available via email and our current awareness service (Knowledge Pages), literature search service and document supply (journal requests) will all be carried out as normal. All of our online resources will still be accessible via NHS OpenAthens. We have put together a short guide on the resources that you can access and how to access them. We hope you will find it useful but please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or problems. We may not be in the Library itself, but we are still available to help.  

We're still open!

20 March 2020

The Library Team are still working in the Library and ready to help you with your requests. However did you know that the library is open 24/7? Did you also know that you can access the library resources from any computer - including your home computer? If you want to access the physical library outside of our normal opening hours then you need to be a member. Once you have joined you can request 24 hour access which will usually be granted within 24 hours. There is a self service machine located at the side of the enquiry desk where you can issue, renew or return books. You will need your library PIN and Username, which will have been emailed to you when your joined. If you can't remember them, please contact us and we will send you an email reminder. We've put together a short guide on the resources that you can access and how to access them. We hope that you will find it useful in these difficult and extraordinary times.  


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