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Interlibrary loans/document supply

If we don’t have the item you require in stock we can request it from another library (service for registered borrowers, undertaking NHS work. Registration forms are available here).

  • We can obtain some items from other NHS libraries at no charge to you
  • We can obtain items from the BMA or British Library for a fee (contact library for current fees)
  • Same day service (additional charges may apply- contact library to check)

Article request and book request forms are available on the guides and forms tab.



Literature searching support- Searching Surgeries

If you require assistance with a literature search on a specific subject, staff are available to help in regular Searching Surgeries– during which you can book a time or drop-in. Click here for details. If Searching Surgery times do not suit your work patterns please contact the library to arrange a mutually suitable time.



Library Training

We cannot currently offer face to face training, but are implementing remote training. Email if you are interested. More information coming soon. 

Group training sessions in effective literature searching via healthcare databases. Please click here for the latest training schedule. If you cannot make a group training session please consider attending a Searching Surgery instead or contact the library to arrange an individual session.

We can arrange bespoke search training for departmental/practice, education and research groups wishing to focus on a specific topic or an overview of library resources for your specific needs. These can be arranged to take place at your place of work or at Discovery Library. Please contact the library for further details.