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Library and Knowledge Services

Library and Knowledge Services provide quick and easy access to the most up-to-date, comprehensive resources and services to Trust staff. We support our Trust to identify evidence-based practice that can be implemented across all our services ensuring:

  • the best patient safety and quality of care
  • health improvements
  • high quality decision-making
  • innovative research practices
  • ongoing staff development

We continuously benchmark our service in line with the Health Education England Knowledge for Healthcare evaluation framework.

Using our service and how to join

Our service is free to everyone working for Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

To join the library, please fill in the online form available here: Register for the Library. The library will then process your form and will confirm by email when your registration has been completed.

We also offer external membership packages. For further details please email

The Trust Staff Library is a member of the Health Libraries Midlands Consortium (HeLM)

Library catalogue

Our online catalogue shows all our resources including eBooks. Access the online catalogue here.

Once registered with the library you are able to request, reserve resources and suggest new books directly through the library catalogue. Click on the 'log in to your account' option on the top right of the library catalogue page, then select 'change or forgot password'.  For further help please contact


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

NHS Knowledge and Library Hub

The NHS Knowledge and Library Hub provides a fast, simple search across a vast number of  high-quality knowledge and evidence resources, including the staff library catalogue. It also links to the library services on offer through the Trust staff library

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.  You can search as a guest, but you need to login with OpenAthens to access the full text of the papers.

Click here to visit the NHS Knowledge and Library Hub.

Evidence Search Service

Need to find evidence but pressed for time?

The Evidence Search Service undertakes work to find evidence-based information on a broad range of topic areas to support patient care, research, current guidelines, care pathways and policies. Results will be sent by email. 

The Evidence Search Service is free and available to all staff currently employed by Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, including those on placement. 

To request a search  Click here to fill out an evidence search request.

We also provide a fee based Evidence Search Service providing advanced, high quality mediated searches to support organisations undertaking research projects and evaluations in a range of areas from Medicine, Mental Health, Forensic, Criminal, Health and Social Care, Nursing and Allied Health Professionals, Employment, as well as other disciplines. For further details please email

Information and digital skills training

The library service offers training to equip staff with the skills needed to locate high quality evidence based information and to develop digital skills to enhance working practice. Training sessions include evidence searching, electronic resources available through the NHS Knowledge and Library Hub such as BMJ Best Practice, Tools for keeping up to date and using reference management software.

Training can be over MS Teams, in person or team training at your place of work. For further details please email Anyone working for Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust can view our full training offer on Connect. Please click here to see information skills and evidence search training available

Keeping up-to-date

Keep up to date using KnowledgeShare which provides customised evidence summaries by email. To find out more about KnowledgeShare and sign up click here.

Browse journals and sign up for an account with BrowZine to receive email updates when new articles are available in your favourite journals. Find out more about Browzine here.

Contact and find us

Services are delivered from three staff libraries based at Duncan Macmillan House (DMH), Rampton (Mike Harris Centre) and Wathwood Hospital. All our services are available online and through MS Teams and we offer a postal loan service for anyone not based at these locations.

Duncan Macmillan Staff Library

Duncan Macmillan House
Porchester Road
Nottingham NG3 6AA

Tel: 0115 952 9486

Opening hours
Monday - Thursday
8:45am - 5pm
9am - 4pm


Rampton Hospital Staff Library

Mike Harris Learning & Development Centre
Nottinghamshire DN22 0PD

Tel: 01777 247 229

Opening hours
Monday - Thursday, 9am - 4:30pm
Friday, 9am - 4:00pm


Wathwood Hospital Staff Library

Gipsy Green Lane
Rotherham S63 7TQ

Tel: 01709 870 827

Opening hours
Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm



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