Join the Library Education and Resource Centre

Who can join?

  • Anyone who works for UHNM, MPFT, Stoke-On-Trent Public Health, North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare, North Staffordshire CCG, Stoke On Trent CCG.
  • Keele Health Students
  • Students on placement at County Hospital
  • Locum employees here at County Hospital for longer than 2 weeks
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How do I join?

Fill out a library membership form and bring your identification along with you to the Library, it is that simple. The form is attached at the bottom of the page if you wish to print the form before you visit the library. We will then issue you with a temporary library card and you can begin using your card straight away. Your permanent library card will then be printed at the Health Library and you will be informed when it is ready to pick up here at the LERC. Once you have your library card this is the only library card you will need for both the Health Library at Royal Stoke and here at the Library Education and Resource Centre. If you are based at the Royal Stoke University Hospital, work between sites, or live closer to Royal Stoke University Hospital then please be aware your card is accepted at both libraries and you are welcome to visit, borrow from, and work in either library.

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How many books can I borrow?

You can borrow up to 20 items from the library for up to 4 weeks. Use 'library search' to check your library account. Your books will renew automatically. If an item is requested by another user you will be notified by email before the date items are due. There will be a fine of £1 per item per day for any requested items not returned. Sign into your library account to request books from either the Health Library at the Royal Stoke site or at the LERC to pick up from either site.

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How do I access Online Resources?

You need to register for an OpenAthens account. Once registered you will have access to all the electronic resources available nationally, regionally and also content only available to those working for UHNM. You also have access to all the ebooks available through the Library Search. For further information check our online resources section.

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24/7 access to the library

Contact a member of library staff to apply for 24/7 access to the library. If you are a library member and you join the Library here at County Hospital the library staff will organise your out of hours access with you if you became a library member at the Health Library for North Staffordshire based at the Royal Stoke site you will need to complete an 'out of hours application form' and give to a member of library staff here at the Library Education and Resource Centre.

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Library leaflet, application forms and code of conduct

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Download this file (Library Education and Resource Centre Guide.pdf)Library Education and Resource Centre GuideEverything you need to know about the Library Education and Resource Centre646 Kb28/08/18 14:46
Download this file (Library out of hours form 2018.pdf)library application for 24/7 accessIf you joined at the Health Library for North Staffordshire please complete this form for 24/7 access413 Kb24/08/18 12:06
Download this file (Library membership form 2018.pdf)Library membership form 2018.pdfAn application form to join the library415 Kb21/06/18 15:18
Download this file (Library Rules and Code of Conduct 2018.pdf)Library rules and code of conduct 2017-18Library terms and conditions you agree to when you join the library321 Kb13/06/18 14:53