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Joining the library

To join as a member of NHS staff, fill in our online registration form.  We may need to see your Trust ID badge on your first visit to complete your registration and set-up swipe access.

Who can join?

Staff and placement students of the following organisations are welcome to join us:

  • St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, including community-based staff and attached social care staff

  • South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust

  • GP practice and clinical commissioning staff in Wandsworth (subject to change in 2021/22)

  • Royal Trinity Hospice staff (from October 2021)

Reference access is available to other NHS and attached social care staff in South West London. Please note that NHS library membership does not normally include off-campus access to the majority of  university electronic resources, due to publisher restrictions, unless you have an honorary contract or title with St. George's, University of London.

What we provide

We provide:

  • access to a range of electronic information resources via NHS OpenAthens and training on how to effectively use them

  • evidence searches and alerts to support clinical activity and decision-making via our Clinical and Research Enquiry Service (CARES)

  • dedicated study and work space, including 24-hour access to computing, scanning and copying services (see Using the library for details)

  • access to journals, books and other resources

  • interlibrary loan and an NHS article request service

  • KnowledgeShare evidence updatesand other current awareness services to help you keep up to date with developments in your area 

  • BMJ Best Practice and UpToDate now available to all St George's NHS staff via NHS OpenAthens.



The NHS Knowledge and Library Hub connects NHS England staff and learners for the first time to high quality knowledge and evidence resources in one place.

Funded by Health Education England, the platform contains the following features:

  • journals, books and databases
  • clinical decision support resources including NICE Guidelines and BMJ Best Practice (NHS access)
  •  resources purchased nationally and locally such as Royal Marsden Manual and UpToDate
  • one-click links to access articles, request  pdfs of articles not readly available, or to contact the library

Access the hub via this link  Log in with your NHS OpenAthens account for full access. Don't have an account? Register for one here

 Download this guide for an overview of the Hub and its benefits or watch this video

NHS Article Request Service

 NHS staff can request articles available from the St George's, University of London collections. Search for articles using Hunter, the library search tool, and submit your requests using the online form.

We offer library services to the NHS in support of evidence-based, high-quality care, service development, research and education and personal development.

NHS OpenAthens

If you work for the NHS, or are a student on placement, you can access a wide variety of clinical support tools, healthcare databases, journals and e-books from anywhere with an NHS OpenAthens password.

To find out if you are eligible for NHS OpenAthens, see the full eligibility criteria here.

Registering for OpenAthens is a two-step process.

  1. Self-register for an NHS OpenAthens account via an online form. Register from an NHS computer, or use an NHS email address, to receive your account details immediately.

  2. Once registered and deemed eligible, you will receive an email with a time-limited activation link. Follow the link to activate your account, accept the OpenAthens terms and conditions and create a password.

For more information about resources available via OpenAthens see NICE OpenAthens or visit the MyResources page to access resources.

To reset your OpenAthens password, visit  the OpenAthens login page and click on "Forgot Password".

Where are we based?

We offer services from the following sites:

St George’s Hospital, Tooting
First Floor, Hunter Wing
Cranmer Terrace
020 8725 5466

Queen Mary’s Hospital, Roehampton (Unstaffed, but appointments can be made by emailing contacts below)
First Floor, Jasmine Suite
Roehampton Lane
SW15 5PN

Contact us

Tel.: 020 8725 5433

Karen John-Pierre (Mon-Thu), Liaison Librarian (NHS)

Stephen Reid (Mon-Fri), Liaison Support Librarian (NHS)


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