Library and Information Service


The purpose of this website is to inform NHS staff and students about the library services available to them.

Quality standards

  • We will aim to respond to all enquiries within 7 working days or as agreed with individual customers.
  • We will aim to respond to literature searches within 48 hours*.
  • We will aim to provide requests for items not in stock via interlibrary loans between 7-10 working days and notify users of progress as necessary.
  • We will respond to all e-mails to the library mail box and direct messages to social media within 48 hours.

Who can use the service

All clinical and non-clinical staff in Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust; students on placement during their time in the Trust; organisations with a valid contract or service level agreement.


What our users say...

  About our document delivery service:

"Thank you very much for getting the references promptly. I am very impressed with the service you provide and I can't ask for any better" - Associate Specialist in Opthalmology (The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust) 

   About our targeted marketing:

"The articles that you have chosen are completely relevant and of interest to me.... it is very difficult to find time to stay on top of current research so this is very much appreciated!" - Specialist Speech and Language Therapist (The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust)

About our current awareness bulletins:

"I find [What's New?] an extremely useful publication...I work in palliative care and can therefore see patients with a wide range of conditions, so it's very useful to keep up to date with new evidence in a really easy to digest way." - Consultant in Palliative Medicine (The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust)

"The [non-medical prescribers] bulletin is a treasure trove of lovely links to ease my CPD worries" Team Lead - Living With Pain (Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust)



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Library news

Library unstaffed Monday 26th August 2019

The library will be unstaffed on Bank Holiday Monday [26th August 2019].

Authorised swipe card access will be unaffected - please speak to a member of the library team for further information.

Apps, online resources and journals for Junior Doctors and Medical Students

The library team have created a list of apps and online resources for Junior Doctors and Medical Students. The list is available to download as a PDF here or via the library blog.

A list of online journals for Junior Doctors is available to download as a PDF here or via the library blog.

What's New? Current Awareness bulletin

The August 2019 issue of the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Staff Library current awareness bulletin, What's New?, is now available to view and download here.

This edition brings together the latest guidelines, standards, appraisals, reports and reviews published during July 2019 to help keep staff up to date.

Non medical prescribers current awareness bulletin

The 10th edition of the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Staff Library Non Medical Prescribers current awareness bulletin is now available to view and download here.

This edition brings together the latest research, guidelines and information relating to non-medical prescribing to help keep staff up to date.

MY Research Repository updated

Our MY Research Repository has been updated & now contains over 200 articles written wholly, or in part by Trust staff If you've published research (from 2012 onwards) please let us know so we can add it to the repository.

We're supporting the campaign delivering evidence to support patient care

A Million Decisions

Every day across the healthcare sector in England more than a million decisions are made that have a profound and lasting impact on people's lives and which influence the quality of healthcare and the cost of services.

CILIP and Health Education England (HEE) are campaigning for decisions in the healthcare sector to be fully evidence-based, calling on government and health service providers to employ and make use of the skills of librarians and knowledge specialists in meeting their obligations under The Health and Social Care Act 2012. Read more here.