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Take our Library Survey!

The last 12 months have seen many changes to the Library service in order to comply with government guidelines and to protect our colleagues.

The Library remained open throughout the Covid pandemic, although at times we offered a virtual enquiry service and asked you to contact us only by email, to protect both staff and library users.

We would like to know how you used the library service during the last 12 months and what impact changes to the service had on you.

Please take our survey at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/RVBJZGW 

The survey will run until 31st March and we will use your responses to inform future development of the service and to see which changes were beneficial and which ones we could cease.


Oxford Handbooks Online

We now have access to 137 titles of the popular Oxford Handbooks online. You can access these at https://oxfordmedicine.com/ Please select 'login via your institution' then type 'NHS in England' in to the search box which will take you to the OpenAthens login page.Once logged in, select 'browse all titles in your subscription' for a list of the 137 titles you have access to. You must have an OpenAthens password to get access, if you do not have one you can self register at https://openathens.nice.org.uk/ 

Wellbeing Wednesdays

As you may know, our Staff Support Psychology Team are running a series of online sessions each Wednesday to help you cope with anxiety, depression, sleeping issues, worry, coping strategies and low mood and motivation. We have produced a spreadsheet listing all of the books we have on the above topics, divided into the relevant sections. You can access it here.

Don't forget our growing collection of Mood Boosting books too, details below.

Mood Boosting Books

A collection of fiction and non-fiction to boost your mood or help you relax. Donations of good quality books and suggestions for new stock are always welcome, email wsh-tr.library@nhs.net 


 Click here to view the regional east of England collection . If you wish to borrow books from another east of England NHS Library, contact us for assistance or place your hold direct from the library cataloue

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