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

What we provide

We provide:

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

  • literature 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 document supply service

  • current awareness services to help you keep up to date with developments in your area

  •  BMJ Best Practicenow available to all St George's NHS staff.

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".

NHS Article Requests

While the library and Hunter Wing computer rooms are closed, in response to COVID-19, 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.

Joining the library

To join, visit us in person at the St George’s site in Tooting and fill in a registration form, or you can join by filling in the online registration form.

Who can join?

NHS 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.

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 university electronic resources, due to publisher restrictions, unless you have an honorary contract or title with the university.

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 (Tue-Thu), Liaison Librarian (NHS)

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


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