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Shrewsbury Health Library

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The Shrewsbury Health Library is a new resource for healthcare staff and students that brings together three different healthcare library services under one roof to provide a high-quality …

The Shrewsbury Health Library is a new resource for healthcare staff and students that brings together three different healthcare library services under one roof to provide a high-quality multidisciplinary library and information service.

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  • 1. Shrewsbury Health Library An exciting new multidisciplinary health library development for the local health community
  • 2. What is this about?
    • In July 2008, three libraries will be merging into one new building to provide a high-quality multidisciplinary health library
    • This will involve bringing the SECC Library, the PCT Library Service and the Staffordshire University Faculty of Health Library under one roof.
  • 3. A single health library serving…
    • Medical, nursing and allied health staff
    • Healthcare students
    • Community-based staff
    • NHS researchers
    • NHS managers
  • 4. Better resources…
    • More books - around 13,000 titles
    • More journals - around 150 current subscriptions
    • More PCs - 50 in total
    • Improved access to the resources of Staffordshire and Keele Universities
  • 5. Better services…
    • Longer opening hours
    • Late night and weekend access to IT
    • More library staff to provide help
    • Dedicated IT support staff
    • Outreach services for community staff
    • More information skills training
  • 6. Better facilities…
    • More study space
    • Dedicated information skills training room
    • Quiet study area
    • Flexible learning room for group work
    • Colour photocopiers and printers
    • Improved accessibility
  • 7. Where will the new library be?
    • We will be situated next to the Staffordshire University Faculty of Health building on the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital site
    • You can access us via our main entrance (24 hour access will be available), or through the Faculty of Health
  • 8. Want to find out more?
    • Ask a question and if appropriate we’ll post an answer on the display board in the SECC Library
    • Read our Knowledge Source newsletter and blog for updates on the development
    • Want to get more involved? Let us know if you’d be interested in joining our User Group