Professional library services for NHS staff and students in the Plymouth Health Community, SWASFT and SCAS

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Plymouth Health Community Library Service based at Discovery Library, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, delivers library services to all staff  (download registration form) from the following organisations:

  • General Practices in Plymouth
  • Defence Medical Group (South West)- Plymouth based staff
  • Livewell Southwest
  • NEW Devon CCG
  • University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
  • South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

We also:

  • provide electronic resource support/training and urgent literature searches for South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS)

NHS staff from outside Plymouth are also allowed to choose us as their home library. However, please be aware we will only be able to provide basic loan services and you will need to contact your organisation’s library for additional services such as Interlibrary Loans.

We also provide services to any students on placement (download registration form) in the organisations listed above. For medical undergraduates this includes year 3-5 Plymouth locality students and year 1 and 2 students undertaking an SSU at one of the organisations listed above.

We may provide Associate Membership options for those not eligible under criteria above. Please contact the library for details of current charges based on your personal/organisational circumstances.

The Discovery Library also houses the Plymouth Medical Society Historic Collection.