What we do

The Health Library and Information Service aims to support the information and learning needs of all staff and students within the Trust and those who have a Service Level Agreement with us.

Library Location
The Health Library and Information Service is based in the Field House Education Centre, at Bradford Royal Infirmary.

Services we offer

Joining the library
All staff are entitled to full library membership. Students are entitled to full membership for the duration of their placement with BTHFT. Please complete a registration form either online at http://svy.mk/2mNYRy5 or come in to the library to become a member.

Study space
We offer up to 29 meeting rooms including rooms for private group study. Please check room availability at Field House reception by emailing training.reception@bthft.nhs.uk

Leisure collection
The library’s Leisure section offers a wide range of entertaining titles including novels, biographies, medical humour, popular science and cookery books.

Health and Wellbeing Collection
The library service holds a wide range of fitness and lifestyle DVDs and books on a variety of topics including mindfulness, lifestyle, stress control, stopping smoking, fitness and much more. These can be borrowed or sent on to your place of work. Some staff may wish to use the resources with their patients.

Library catalogue
You can access our library catalogue at http://bradford.nhslibraries.com/

Borrowing rights
You may borrow up to six books for four weeks. Books can be renewed five times.

There are 20 computers available in the library during opening hours. Wi-fi is also available.

Electronic resources
Access to databases, electronic journals and other resources provided for the NHS nationally, regionally and locally can be found at: www.evidence.nhs.uk.

To access these resources an Athens username and password is required. To register, go to https://openathens.nice.org.uk/

Document supply article request service
When the library does not have the article you need, we can request copies for you from the British Library or other NHS libraries. You can fill in the request form here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/BRIRequest

Literature Searches
Need information for patient care, service development or research? The library can perform a literature search for you and will retrieve information from a variety of healthcare databases and other sources. To take advantage of this service, please complete our request form here:

Information skills training
Literature searching skills training is available. We will show you how to retrieve information from a variety of healthcare databases and other sources. Please contact the library to arrange a suitable time: http://bit.ly/LibraryTrain

Library Journals Club
Our Journal Club is open to all health professionals including students and is a fun, informal way of learning critical appraisal skills and finding out more about how to gather evidence to change practice. Dates are to be confirmed. If you wish to register your interest, then please send an email to medical.library@bthft.nhs.uk

Current Awareness Service
Do you want to keep up-to-date within your field of interest? The Health Library offers numerous current awareness services on various topics. To sign up, please click here and complete the form.

Photocopying and scanning facilities are available free of charge for work/study purposes.

Binding and laminating services are available for a fee. Please contact the library for further details.

Who we are

Contact details

Contact us

The Health Library is based in Field House, Bradford Royal Infirmary.

For more information please call in to the library or call us on (01274) 364130.

Library staff can also be contacted by email at medical.library@bthft.nhs.uk.

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Opening hours

  • Monday: 08.30 to 17:00
  • Tuesday: 08:30 to 17:00
  • Wednesday: 08:30 to 17:00
  • Thursday: 08:30 to 17:00
  • Friday: 08:30 to 16:00

Out of hours access: You can access the library outside our normal opening hours by having your swipe card activated. For details, please contact the library.

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Interested in joining our team?

Our talented and compassionate staff help care for a diverse population, which is what makes Bradford such a special place to work. Choosing the right people is key to our success. If you think you’ve got what it takes, please contact us by email at careers@bthft.nhs.uk to discover more about our latest opportunities.