Whilst on placement you can access the library sites. Please contact your local library to arrange access.
WiFi is available on the hospital sites through NHSWIFI.
Computers are available at all the library sites. You don’t need to book – just turn up and use. Access to computers requires a Trust username and password. Please contact your placement supervisor to obtain these for the Trust you are placed with.
You will need to complete a membership form to borrow books.
Please make sure that you complete the sections of the form that relate to placement students.
The majority of books are held at the libraries at Grantham and Pilgrim Hospitals, we also have a small selection at Lincoln Hospital. Reserved books will be sent to your preferred library for collection.
Please view the catalogue to see what books are available to borrow. You can also use the catalogue to reserve and renew items.
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.
Books are available for loan only during your placement dates. Please ensure you return all books before your placement ends.
Failure to do so will result in the library contacting your educational establishment.
If you have any further placements with LCHS, LPFT or ULHT and you would like library access again you should inform a ULHT member of library staff who will update your account.
You can access the bulletins that are freely available on the website.
When you become a NHS staff member you will be able to access other alerting services e.g. Knowledgeshare.
These alerting options will vary depending on what the local library service offers.
Literature Searching and Training
Literature searching is where the librarians look for information on a topic on your behalf.
Training is where we show you the healthcare databases and help you to construct a search strategy.
These services are not available to you as a full-time student but will be available once you are a member of NHS staff.
For assistance with training please contact the subject librarians at your University.