Clinical Library

We are committed to supporting Clinical Governance, Evidence Based Healthcare, Research, Leadership and Management programmes and Continuing Education to all employees of The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust and to students on placement within the Trust.

We are also committed to the continuing education of all employees of The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust and to students on placement within the Trust.

We achieve this by offering the following services:

  • Literature searching
  • Information skills training
  • Current awareness knowlege
  • Outreach librarians
  • Access to books and articles
  • Access to Base-Library
  • Interlibrary loans
  • Access to NHS Athens
  • Access to PCs, photocopying, printing, scanning services
  • 24/7 access to core reference collection and PCs available with Trust ID card

For more information about any of the services we offer, please call (01384) 321077/8 or email us.

To join the Library, complete the registration form and bring it to the library with your Trust ID badge. Please read the terms and conditions.

Opening times

The library is open to staff with a Trust ID card 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The library is staffed during the following hours:

  • Monday to Thursday – 08:30-17:00
  • Friday – 08:30-16:30

Useful links

Catalogue

  • Search
    For access to resources held in the library at Russells Hall as well as 20 NHS libraries across Birmingham, Black Country and Solihull.
  • My Account
    Use your ID number and PIN to renew items, place and cancel reservations and check your account details

Journals

  • A-Z Journals – Local
    To browse or search for journals by title. Full-text access available with Athens password.
  • A-Z Journals – NHS Evidence
    To browse or search journal titles from NHS England. Full-text access available with Athens password.
  • Journals by subject
    To browse or search for journals by subject. Full-text access available with Athens password.

Databases

OpenAthens

  • Self registration
    To access online resources you need to register for an Athens user-name and password.
  • Log-in
    If you already have a password you can log-on and search from here.

Key staff

Useful information

This service is available at:
  • Russells Hall Hospital
Where to find us
  • First floor, south block, Russells Hall Hospital
Telephone numbers
  • (01384) 321078
  • (01384) 321077