Using the Library
The Library provides Trust networked PCs with internet access.
Students from University of Bristol and University of the West of
England can also access Eduroam on their own personal devices.
We also provide printing, photocopying and scanning
Literature Searches & Article Requests
The library undertakes comprehensive literature searches of a
complex nature across several databases to provide good quality
evidence-based information for clinical need, CPD, training, and
work-related research. We can also provide training
one-to-one or in small groups onLiterature searching and critical
For Literature searches and article requests please
How to Join
Library membership is open to all staff and students on
placement at University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust. Click here for a Library membership form. You
can bring the completed form to the Library, or email it to Library@UHBristol.nhs.uk.
To access our online resources you will also need to register
for an NHS Athens
username and password.
How to find books/journals?
Use the SWIMS
catalogue to find all our books and ebooks.
Healthcare Databases to find an article.
How to find us
The library is based on Level 5 of the Education and
Research Centre and is staffed 8.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to
Friday. Members can also access the library outside of these hours
using their swipe cards.
Click here for the
Library Quality Assurance Framework 2016
The Library Quality Assurance Framework (LQAF) contains
the national standards for NHS library/knowledge
services together with guidance on how to measure the
degree of compliance with the standard. We have recieved a score of
96% for 2015-16. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit
connect for further evidence.
Knowledge for Healthcare: A Development Framework
Knowledge for Healthcare is Health Education England's
(2015) strategic development framework for NHS library and
knowledge services in England. It sets out HEE's commitment to
helping ensure that all staff and learners, patients and the public
can access and use the best knowledge and evidence available for
learning, research, innovation and clinical and organisational
decision-making in healthcare, wherever and whenever they need
The library strategy is designed to fit with both Trust
needs and wider NHS developments.
For any questions about compliance with either the LQAF
or the Framework please email