Library and Knowledge Services

Books on the shelves How to join

Please fill in the online form via the register link on the Library Catalogue. The library will then process your form and will confirm by email when you registration has been completed.


Library catalogue

Our online catalogue shows all our resources including DVDs, eJournals and eBooks. Access the online catalogue here.

Once registered with the library you are able to renew, request and reserve resources directly through the library catalogue. For help setting up a password please contact

EBSCO Discovery

This tool enables you to search for evidence through a single search box, across a number of Healthcare databases, journal subscriptions and the library catalogue.

It enables instant access to evidence in the form of full text articles, print and online books, as well as access to clinical tools such as NICE Guidelines and Dynamed. You can search as a guest, but you need to login with Athens to access the full text of the papers.

EBSCO Discovery Service
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To register for an Open Athens account, go to the link below and follow the onscreen instructions:

Once registered you can manage your account and access resources at


Literature searches

Need to find the evidence, but are time pressed? Our literature searching service is free to all Trust staff. The library will undertake the search and results will be sent to you by email. 



We run various training sessions throughout the year on how to use all our online resources and also offer help with literature searching. We can also arrange group/team training at your place of work. For further details please email


A woman writing and looking at a text book Forensic Mental Health Bulletin

The library service produces the monthly Forensic Mental Health Bulletin. Read the latest issue: Forensic Mental Health Bulletin[pdf] 970KB .

Please note you will need an Athens account to access the full text of the papers within these bulletins.