Contact the Knowledge & Library Service
Telephone: 01535 29(4412)
Paul Stevenson – Library Lead
Martyn Greenwood – Assistant Librarian
Airedale NHS Knowledge & Library Services can be used by all NHS employees and students on placement at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust.
We offer a range of resources and services to enhance clinical practice, service development, and all aspects of learning and continued professional development. Our primary function is to provide relevant, high-quality information to support you in your role.
NHS Knowledge and Library Hub
Click here to access the NHS Knowledge and Library Hub
This easy-to-use search tool will help you find the information you need. With one-click access to full articles, options to browse the contents of journal issues, and links to databases for in-depth searching, the NHS Knowledge and Library Hub is here for all your searching needs.
Once you have registered for an OpenAthens account, you will be able to use the Knowledge and Library Hub to access:
- Over 7,000 journals
- Books and e-publications, including over 130 Oxford University Press Handbooks
- Clinical decision support tools such as BMJ Best Practice and UpToDate
- Marsden Nursing Manual
- NICE Pathways and Guidelines
- Databases like Medline, EMBASE and CINHAL
The library contains around 3,000 books, 20 PCs, seating and desks for study, and two pods which can be used for collaborative study or interactive learning.
The library is intended to be a calm environment away from the wards.
It can be found in the Education Centre (Building 18, Location B11).
Library staff can help you find the resources you are looking for and can provide one-to-one or group training on bibliographic databases so that you can carry out your own searches.
The library is open 9am to 5pm on weekdays.
When closed, books can be returned through the blue return box which can be found between the Education Centre Reception and the Library.
You can access the computer room and seating area 24/7 using your staff ID card.
Online library catalogue
Our online catalogue contains records of all the books we hold as well as those held at Bradford Royal Infirmary and Lynfield Mount Hospital libraries.
Please let us know if you would like a book sending from one of those sites to collect at Airedale Hospital.
Additional online resources
You can browse the journals we subscribe to using BrowZine. You can use BrowZine on your PC or download the app to use on your phone or tablet.
Some of our e-books are not yet discoverable through the Knowledge & Library Hub. You will find links to them on the library catalogue and you can access them directly from ProQuest Ebook Central.
Special book collections - fiction, popular reads and books for wellbeing
We have several small, but special, collections which are intended to support the wellbeing of staff and students:
- Leisure reading – a fiction collection which includes a variety of genres.
- Popular Science – Intriguing and award-winning science books that inform and entertain.
- Read Well – self-help books that support personal wellbeing
We also have a book exchange which contains donated paperbacks. You can bring books to swap or donate. If you take a book from the exchange, there is no limit on how long you can keep it for.
If you enjoy reading fiction, you may like to join our after-work reading group. Please contact the library for more details.
Forms and documents
Complete this form to register with the library for book borrowing.
If you are unable to access an item that is listed on the Knowledge and Library Hub, you should be able to request it through the Hub. However, if an item isn’t listed on the Hub, you can use this form instead.
Complete this form to request a search of literature that has been published in your area of interest.
This folder includes documents which provide additional details on the Knowledge and Library Service. Please note that you will need to log into your nhs.net account to access these.
A sub-folder includes Recent Research Updates. If you would like to see a Research Update for a different subject area, then please contact the library team.