Welcome to the Libraries & Collections support pages for NHS staff.
Libraries & Collections can help you with:
If you need any help, feel free to contact us.
End of booking requirements and other changes to your library services
From September 6th onwards you no longer need to reserve a seat before visiting the library. Social distancing arrangements have been removed and the majority of desks are available again. The Reserve and Collect service has also ended so you can browse and borrow as usual.
The safety of staff and library users remains our priority and this is reflected in some ongoing measures. You are expected to wear a face covering and should respect the desires of those seeking to maintain social distance. Some Group Study Rooms are open for booking but there may be different limits on capacity due to ventilation requirements. Staff are present at Meet and Greet points to help with immediate questions or to direct you to other avenues to answer your question. Opening hours are similar to pre covid levels with 24/7 spaces restored at several libraries.
Staff at King's College Hospital can register on KnowledgeShare (using OpenAthens) to request evidence updates or for us to carry out a search in support of patient care.
A small collection of uplifting reads chosen by NHS staff has been added to stock at the Weston Education Centre Library (but you can pick them up via your nearest library). There is a growing collection of uplifting resources being collected and you can see the selected titles on this webpage.
ebook options via Kortext
Additional ebooks to support your any time access are available via Kortext. Our largest collection remains on Ebook Central Platform (OpenAthens required) and there are key titles via Oxford University Press (OpenAthens or login free from GSTT PCs).
The Kortext platform will have a growing number of titles purchased in collaboration with other NHS libraries. A new platform is now ready at https://read.kortext.com/ you will need your OpenAthens. Click the Collection tab to see the books.
See more details of all the options on our ebook page.
You can access the full collection of Oxford University Press ebooks in health via Oxford Medicine Online. So every Oxford Handbook, Oxford Textbook, Emergencies in, Oxford Desk References whenever you need it. And online offers additional possibilities so the Oxford Textbook of Medicine was updated in February and includes extra chapters, videos and so on. You can download high quality images for your power point slides. Login free access is available via IP on GSTT and King's College London Library PCs, via the Kwiki ebooks page at KCH or via OpenAthens from anywhere.
To login via OpenAthens - go to OxfordMedicine.com select "Sign in" and then "Login with Athens/Access Management Federation". At this point you need to identify yourself as being part of "NHS England" by either typing into the list or selecting the option when offered if you have accessed the site before. You will then be prompted for your OpenAthens login.