Library and Knowledge Services

The Library and Knowledge Services team provides support to the staff and students of United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT), Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LPFT) and Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (LCHS).

If you wish to find out more about our available services, then please watch our short introduction video.

There are some words and terms that you may come across relating to the Library and Knowledge Services. Explanations of these can be found in our glossary of terms

You can view comments about our services from our most recent survey. If you would like to make a comment or require more information about the services available, then please contact us.

Knowledge and Library Hub

NHS England has introduced the NHS Knowledge and Library Hub as a single gateway which connects NHS staff and learners to a significant range of high-quality knowledge and evidence from open-access, freely available online content, to NHS nationally and locally purchased resources and databases.

Library Catalogue

All LCHS, LPFT and ULHT staff and students on placement are welcome to register to borrow library books. Please complete our membership form.

You can search for books on our library catalogue. A short tutorial video is available on how to use our library catalogue.

Any books that you reserve can be collected from your nearest library or sent to you via the internal mail to your work address. Please allow approximately 7 days for delivery. You can borrow up to 16 items at any one time. Most books are 6 week loans and are auto renewed 5 times as long as they are not reserved.

If you have borrowed any books and would like to return via the internal mail, please send them to either the Staff Library at Pilgrim Hospital, or the Staff Library at Grantham & District Hospital or the Knowledge, Learning and Resources Hub at Lincoln County Hospital. Alternatively book return boxes are outside the Pilgrim, Grantham and Lincoln Library Sites.

We can now have access a wider range of resources. So if there is a book or chapter that you are looking for that is not listed in our catalogue, then please complete the Book Request Form.

Discriminatory Material

We would like to ensure that all of the materials available from the Library and Knowledge Services are appropriate and non-discriminatory. If you find discriminatory information in any of the items that we hold then please report it here