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Bell Library Short Story Competition

Are there any budding authors out there?

The Knowledge and Library Services team is looking to encourage more Trust staff to read and write for pleasure! We’ve been running a book club for over eighteen months and want to set you a writing challenge. How about entering our short story competition?

There’s no set theme or prompt, so let your imaginations run wild! It can be serious or silly, historic or futuristic, scary or heartwarming, it can be whatever you want! All that matters is you tell a good story.

The maximum word count is 6,000, but if that sounds a bit intimidating, don’t panic! There’s no minimum word count, so if you fancy writing something a lot shorter, then go for it. On the other hand, if you find your story a few words over the threshold, that’s okay too. We won’t enforce it that strictly (just make sure it’s a handful and not hundreds!)

No good deed goes unrewarded, so of course we have some prizes for the best submissions!

1st – £40 Amazon Voucher + Goodie Bag

2nd - £20 Amazon Voucher + Goodie Bag

3rd – Chocolates + Goodie Bag

Once you’ve written your story just send it to with the subject heading “Bell Library Writing Competition”. Attach it as a PDF, with the file name being the title of the story, and in the body of the email include your full name, your department, and a contact number.

The closing date for submissions is 8th November and the winners will be announced on 8th December. If there’s anything you’re not sure about, get in touch either on the email above or on ext. 85322. We’re super excited to see what you come up with, so channel your inner author and get writing!

P.S. Are you interested in participating, but struggling for inspiration? Why not check out the library’s fiction collection or, better yet, join the Royal Readers Book Club for that creative spark! (Wink wink, nudge, nudge.)

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Welcome to the Library and Knowledge Services of Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust. We provide services for all staff and students on placement with the organisation. 
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The Library & Knowledge Service is based in Building 11 (Wolverhampton Medical Institute) at New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton, WV10 0QP


We provide the following core services;

  • book loan of key textbooks
  • mediated literature searching
  • document supply
  • advice, training and support in using online tools
  • current awarenessundefined

There are a small number of PCs available in the library for staff to use, and all have MS Office and access to the world wide web via a Trust Network Account. These are social distanced to comply with COVID-19 regulations

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Library Staffed Hours

The library hours above are for staffed hours. RWT staff can apply for 24 hour access to access the library at anytime. Please refer to the 24 hour access information for staff and complete the online registration form under the Using the Library Service tab.

Literature Search Form

KnowledgeHub Chat Service

The KnowledgeHub operates a chat service between 9.00am and 3.30pm Monday to Friday. You can ask questions and find information about the KnowledgeHub team.Cedric

Open Knowledgehub Chat

Outside of these hours you can still find information by using Cedric, the KnowledgeHub's Chatbot.

Open Chat with Cedric

Google Scholar Search

Request an article/document via our document supply system

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Oxford Medicine Online

Oxford Medical TextBooks and Handbooks available online

Health Education England have announced a 3 year contract to provide access to 136 Oxford Handbooks and Textbooks to NHS England staff. This includes the Oxford Textbook of Medicine, the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine and many other specialist titles.

You will require an Open Athens account to access the titles.

Enter your personal Open Athens account details

Oxford Textbooks - click here

Oxford Handbooks - click here

A-Z List of Knowledge Tools




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RWT Library & Knowledge Services Building 11, Wolverhampton Medical Institute, New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton. WV10 0QP Tel: 01902 695322 E-Mail: Twitter: @rwtlibrary