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Exciting new developments for the Library Service in 2021

There are some exciting developments in 2021 for the Trust's Library & Knowledge Service

  • The Self Issue System was installed in March 2021 and registered users can now loan books at anytime with a valid BASE Library card - now available
  • Appointments can soon be booked with trained staff to answer detailed questions about required information
  • A new national discovery system will be launched by Health Education England in September 2021 that will allow NHS staff to search multiple resources from a single website
  • The number of Clinical Specialty pages on our new LibGuides system will be increased to provide immediate access to the latest research - now available.
  • Health Education England has purchased a subscription to 136 E-Books from Oxford Medicine Online, including the Oxford Textbook of Medicine and many specialist medical handbooks - now available.
  • A Chat facility is now available so that you can connect with the Knowledge and Library Service team wherever you are via your smartphone or PC - now available.
  • Check out the latest Health News on our new webpage. This is updated daily - now available.


In the coming weeks the first floor of the library will be closed to enable contractors to build a number of small rooms or pods. These will be bookable and allow for small meetings to take place together with video conferencing. There will be some disruption I'm afraid, but the benefits will hopefully outweigh this once complete.



Black Lives Matter 

Springer Nature have provided free access to a collection of e-books and journal articles to support the BAME movement. There are number of themes in the collection including: Social Inequality and Systemic Racism; Policing Race and Civil Unrest; Gender, Racism and Oppression and Health Disparities.  There are a number of videos from Black Women in Research.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

To access the resource for journal articles click here.   

The e-books can be accessed from the BASE Library catalogue here.

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