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OpenAthens key links

Most OpenAthens task can be carried out online but if you get stuck you can always contact

What is NHS Open Athens? Video

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 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 your 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 (who can also assist KCL students wishing to register for NHS OpenAthens).

If you need assistance with electronic resources then use our chat service or email