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Library Information

Library and Knowledge Services                                                       

 
Library Information  

There are three NHSG libraries (Cornhill, Dr. Gray's, and the Northern Health Services Archives.)  The archives are open to all members of staff and the general public.  They contain the historic records of almost 100 Grampian hospitals and health organisations.

There are two smaller libraries, at Raeden and Chalmers Hospital , which are manned by NHSG staff for a few days each month. All services are available at all site libraries and some services can also be accessed electronically. 

Services at the ARI site are provided by the University of Aberdeen Medical Library .  There is an NHS Clinical Librarian on site who is the lead for NHSG Library and Knowledge Service's training programme and supports staff carrying out literature searches, e.g. to find evidence to support/change clinical practice or service delivery.

Most of the sites operate within office hours Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm although some services may require you to phone before visiting.  For more information please contact the library directly or check the library homepage on the NHSG intranet http://intranet.grampian.scot.nhs.uk and NHS Grampian website www.nhsgrampian.org 

Membership

Membership of NHS Grampian libraries is available to:

  • All staff of NHS Grampian
  • Independent practitioners (e.g dentists)
  • NHS Grampian partners (e.g those employed in social care)
  • Workers in Community Health, Voluntary Services and Local Authorities
  • Staff and students of Aberdeen University and Robert Gordon University
    and is sometimes available to others outside these groups at the librarian's discretion. Membership forms are available at any of the site libraries or can be downloaded from the Library Services and Archives tab on the library homepage www.nhsgrampian.org/libraryservices

Resources

You don't need to be a member of the library to consult material, photocopy or register with the NHS e-library.  Membership is, however, required to borrow material and submit inter-library loan requests.

All NHSG libraries provide the following services:

  • Book and journal loan and consultation
  • Computer access
  • Study areas
  • Assistance with accessing electronic journals and databases
  • Literature searches/compiling search strategies
  • Training on the use of the NHS e-library and other databases

Photocopying, scanning and printing facilities are also available in most site libraries.  Photocopying is subject to NHS Scotland copyright regulations which are displayed within each library.  For more information please contact your local branch.  All of these services are currently free.


Training


Library induction and training on Ovid, Medline and other medical databases, Refworks and the e-Library are offered at all sites and can be arranged for groups or on a one-to-one basis either in the library or at a more convenient location.  A timetable of training days is also run at regular intervals throughout the year.  Contact the library or consult the library training pages on the NHS Grampian intranet for further information.


Shelcat (Scottish Health Libraries Catalogue)

Our on-line catalogue (www.shelcat.org) can be used to search material held within NHS Scotland libraries.  Shelcat can also be used to check user information such as how many books you have on loan and when they are due back.  Patrons can also request and renew items through Shelcat.     


Inter Library Loans

If items are held out with NHS Grampian these can be requested through Shelcat for Inter Library loan.  You must be a member of an NHS Grampian library to use this service.  Inter Library Loans are free to NHSG staff for work purposes and each library member is allowed ten active inter library loans at any one time.  Staff expecting to make a large number of requests should contact the library with regards to making a contribution to costs from departmental or research funds.


Electronic Resources

NHS Grampian subscribe to thousands of electronic journals and books through The Knowledge Network. Many databases such as Medline, Ovid and Cinahl, guidelines, patient information, virtual learning, bibliography tools and shared spaces are available so please ask library staff if you need assistance with these resources.

Membership of Other Libraries

University of Aberdeen and Robert Gordon University  

All NHS Grampian staff are entitled to free membership to all Aberdeen University and Robert Gordon University Libraries.  Staff must show a valid ID badge when registering.


Highland Health Sciences Library ( Inverness )

NHS Grampian staff are welcome to use the library's facilities on site.  Those wishing to borrow material may do so on payment of a £30 pa private membership fee.  Staff must show a valid ID badge when registering.


NHSG Libraries' Contact Details, Opening Hours and Facilities

 

 

Core Opening Hours

IT Access

Email

Phone/Fax

Aberdeen University Medical School

9am - 10pm

 4 computers for NHS Staff

medlib@abdn.ac.uk

01224 437870

Clinical Librarian

9am - 5pm

 

p.manson@nhs.net

01224 437873

Cornhill

9am - 5pm
24 hr IT Access

10 computers

cornhill.library@nhs.net

01224 557485
01224 557229

Dr Gray's

9am - 5pm
9am - 8pm Tue & Thu 
                     

7 computers

 drgrays.library@nhs.net

01343 567624
01343 567538 

Dr Gray's Education Centre

As Above

 

 

01343 567848

Summerfield House

CLOSED -services relocated to Cornhill

 

 

 

Woodend

CLOSED -

services relocated to Cornhill

 

 

 

Archives

8.30am - 4.30pm by Appointment

2 computers

grampian.archives@nhs.net

01224 555562

Chalmers Hospital

10am - 4pm
Staffed 1st & 3rd Wed per month

1 computer

drgrays.library@nhs.net

 

Raeden Centre

9am - 5pm Staffed 4 hrs per month

1 computer

raeden.library@nhs.net

01224 321381 xtn. 72227