Library and information service

About our service

We aim to provide a high quality library and information service to all Burton Hospitals NHS Trust staff wherever they are based and whatever their need, whether it be clinical, research or professional development support.

More than just books…. As well as books and journals, we provide access to online databases, e-books and e-journals, training, inter-library loans and much more!

IT facilities…. There is a well stocked IT room with intranet/internet access, printing (including colour) and scanning facilities – ideal for doing you mandatory training!

24 hour access…. Staff with a Trust swipe-card have access around the clock!

The Library & Information Service is located on the ground floor of the Medical Education Centre on the Outwoods site of Queen’s Hospital (but we serve all sites). 

Our services

  • Book, CD and DVD loans
  • Access to online and print journals
  • Access to electronic books
  • Provision of ‘Athens’ accounts
  • Online catalogue – search our stock, renew and reserve items at
  • Scheduled training sessions on ‘Finding Health Information on the Internet’, ‘Introduction to Searching the Healthcare Databases’ and ‘Basic Introduction to Critical Appraisal’
  • One to one training sessions at a time and location convenient to you
  • Literature searches – we will search the evidence base for you
  • Access to a variety of exam revision aids such as Medical Masterclass and Examdoctor
  • Access to BMJ Case Reports – publish your own work!
  • Assistance in getting the most out of NHS Evidence (
  • Electronic forms for submitting requests for information such as article requests and literature search requests at SASHA Library
  • IT room
  • Quiet place to study – a place to get away from the stresses of work!
  • We use our network of library services to get the information you need, when you need it…

How to obtain an appointment

Drop in, or phone (01283 511511) x2120 or email us at

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