Livewell ICP- Library information

Discovery Library, Derriford Hospital, delivers services to both Livewell SW + University Hospitals Plymouth Trust.


Once you have a UHPT ID badge you should have 24 hr access to
Discovery Library- if swipe does not work please alert library staff member or email library.mailbox@nhs.net.


You need to make a couple of quick changes to your OpenAthens + SWIMS library accounts to ensure ongoing access to the correct resources-see below.

Any problems email library.mailbox@nhs.net

Discovery Library Team, L5, Derriford Hospital

OpenAthens account

An OpenAthens account gives access to
electronic resources for the specific organisation

UHPT purchase extra resources including UpToDate so please transfer your account to gain access

See our resources and subject/specialty pages for range of resources

To transfer an existing Livewell OpenAthens account:

  • Once logged in select the
    ‘Change organisation’ option
    from the menu on the left.
  • Under the organisation box enter & select
    University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
    and save changes.

You may be sent a confirmation email in which you need to click a link to confirm change.

To register for an OpenAthens account if you don’t yet have one:

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust

under the organisation box.

  • You will receive a confirmation email from which you need to click a link to set up a password

Any problems email library.mailbox@nhs.net

SWIMS library account

A SWIMS library account allows you to borrow print resources from
Discovery Library using a SWIMS library card

View available content on the
SWIMS Library Catalogue

To transfer an existing Livewell SWIMS library account:

  • If all contact details remain the same please email library.mailbox@nhs.net and state the barcode on your SWIMS library card and let us know your organisation has changed.
    We will update and confirm change
  • If contact details have changed please fill in a registration form and scan and send to library.mailbox@nhs.net and state the barcode on your SWIMS library card in the body of the email
    We will update and confirm change

To register for a SWIMS library account if you don’t yet have one:

please fill in a registration form and scan and send to library.mailbox@nhs.net.
We will create a record for you and post your library card to you.