Airedale NHS library services can be used by all staff and students of the trust.
We offer a range of resources and services which support clinical practice, service development, and all aspects of learning and continued professional development. Our primary function is to provide relevant, high quality information to support you to carry out your role effectively.
July 2020 Update - We have resumed normal opening hours (9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday) although there may be times when library staff are unavailable. The computer room may be unavailable at times due to teaching taking place – library staff can advise you on what bookings have been made.
We are encouraging the use of our library catalogue to browse for books in the first instance and to request books by email or telephone. A video explaining how the library catalogue works can be found on the Guidance tab at the top of this page.
If you visit the library you can take books off the shelves, but we suggest using hand gel before you do this. If there are books that you touch and decide not to borrow then please bring these to the library counter so that they can be quarantined.
To access most of the resources listed below you will need an OpenAthens account. Where you see a log in option you may need to select an institution which will be NHS England.
The following helpsheets and video tutorials have been designed to give you a quick overview of our resources and how to access them. Library staff are able to provide you with more detail and insight through one-to-one sessions and group training.
Accessing information through databases (Microsoft Word Document)
Accessing information through databases (PDF)
New for 2020! Search Skills Video 1. Using search examples, this video offers tips and suggestions you can follow when using Google, Google Scholar, Google Books and Google Trends.
New for 2020! Search Skills Video 2. The theme of this video is misinformation and how to avoid it. It shows you what signs to look for when using search engines and social media and some of the tools you can use to avoid misinformation. There is also a section on Wikipedia.
Library News (PDF)
Library Service Level Standards