What are the staffed hours?

Monday-Wednesday 7.15a.m. – 5.00p.m.
Thursday Late Night 7.15a.m. – 7.45p.m.
Friday 7.15a.m. – 4.45p.m.

(Excluding public holidays)

During school holidays there maybe no late night available.

24 hour access is available.


Where is the library situated?
The Education Centre Library at South Warwickshire Foundation NHS Trust is based on the first floor of the Education Centre Building.


What journals can I read in the library?

Use the link below to see a list of current journal titles  – JOURNALS CURRENT (A-Z) 2015Use the link below to see a complete list of all journal titles  – COMPLETE JOURNALS LIST.


What journals are available online?

Log into Athens and go to MyJournals and access thousands of full-text journals.


I can’t find the information I want, can you get it for me?

It is usually possible to obtain a copy of a specific article via our Inter-Library Loans (ILL) service. Click here for more details.


What is Athens?

A password system that lets you access online resources subscribed to locally by us and nationally via NHS Evidence from any Internet computer. Click here to register on NHS Athens.

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How can I manage my Athens Account?

Click here Managing your athens account.


What Computers are available and is there and WiFi?

Within the library there are 6 computers. All library computers have Microsoft packages such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint. All computers are connected to the Hospital Intranet and are available to all staff and most students. Printing  is available through the trust printing network.

All computers are password controlled and regularly monitored by the Trust. Wi-Fi is available via the SWFT Staff WiFi (for staff) and PatientWIFI (for students and visitors – no password is needed).

Booking is not essential but is recommended at busier times.

Please contact the library team here if you have any questions regarding our computer facilities.


Q: It would be useful to have a Moodle account to access journals from home.

A: All online journals are accessible from home via our website. Go to the right hand column and click on Full Text Finder. You will need an NHS Athens account to search. Article searches can be made through the EbscoHost database in the same column.

Q: 1.    Can we have more copies of the most popular books? / 2.    Not enough copies of general medicine textbooks.

A: We will look at this as part of our annual book update..

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