Health Services Library

Everyone who works for University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust can join the Health Services Library at Southampton General Hospital. If you're employed by another NHS organisation but based at SGH you are also entitled to become a member of the Health Services Library. The library is here to support the work, learning and research activities of all Trust staff.

Membership provides you with access to:

  • books and journals
  • DVDs and CD-ROMs
  • fiction collection
  • computers with web access
  • photocopying facilities
  • training and support in finding and using information
  • space to study or work
  • help to access and use NICE Evidence

You can pick up a registration form at the library. We'll need to see two pieces of ID when you join. One should prove you're employed by UHS or another NHS organisation (your contract or payslip); the other should have your current address on it (utility bill or driving licence).

You will find our opening hours and contact details on the Health Services Library website. You can also search our library catalogue online by following the link to WebCat.

Please note: Our main entrance is open again! Thank you to our users this summer for bearing with us. Our new lights & ceiling are looking great.

Staff working for other local NHS organisations

If you work for another local NHS organisation, you will find details of your nearest NHS library from the Hampshire Healthcare Libraries website.

Electronic resources for NHS staff

NHS staff have access to a wide range of electronic resources. This includes:

  • bibliographic databases (including Medline and CINAHL)
  • full-text e-journals
  • a collection of e-books

Please visit on the right  NICE Evidence. Some areas of the NICE Evidence site are freely available. However, to get full access to resources such as databases, e-journals and e-books you will need to have an NHS OpenAthens username and password.

If you have not already registered for NHS OpenAthens, just follow the link. The process only takes a few minutes if you use an NHS computer.

You will find more details about us on the Health Services Library website or by downloading the Library NHS Staff Guide on this page.

Contact details for the Health Services Library