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Library Guides

NHS: OpenAthens

A general guide to Library Services for NHS staff via King's College London

OpenAthens key links

Most OpenAthens task can be carried out online but if you get stuck you can always contact nhsenquiry@kcl.ac.uk

21 Oct 2016: we are aware of difficulties when registering - there is an issue linked to older versions of the Internet Explorer browser.  We have found that registration normally works if you cut and paste the registration link into another browser. 

Your key for access to library resources

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NHS OpenAthens (previously called Athens) is the single username and password for nearly all the library resources purchased for NHS staff.  

You can find more details of the resources throughout the pages of this subject guide.

The key links on the left hand side of this page will allow you register, update details and check on the different resources available to you.

Registration is straight forward using the online form - complete your details - click the link in the resulting email and select a password.  Registration is best carried out on an NHS PC to ensure your are recognised as being eligible but you can also register from any PC provided you use your NHS email address.

You can login using your email address rather than then username but do retain your username in case you need to reset your password.

If you have difficulties with your OpenAthens login you should contact NHSenquiry@kcl.ac.uk (who can also assist KCL students wishing to register for NHS OpenAthens).

If you need assistance with electronic resources then contact LibraryServices@kcl.ac.uk