Monday, 25 April 2016

May Day bank holiday closure

All the libraries will be unstaffed on Monday the 2nd of May for the bank holiday

24 hour access is available as usual to our registered members by swiping in using your library card at the Berrywood and Richmond libraries.

We reopen as normal on Tuesday the 3rd at all of our sites.

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Northampton General Hospital: The early years

The Historical Archive at Northampton General have produced a booklet on the early history of the hospital.

Starting with its foundation in 1743, the booklet traces the history of the hospital from its inception as an infirmary to the foundation of the NHS in 1948.

As well as being available in the Richmond Library, the booklet is available from the Historical Archive (priced just £3.50).

For more information contact the archive on 01604 544868 or email

Friday, 1 April 2016

Web site of the month: Daily Health News

Do you struggle to keep up with the volume of health related news? Want to stay current with policies, reports, publications, events and media coverage?

It's hard to know where to look, with so many different sources of information out there, but we can help.

Our Daily Health News service scans feeds from over 60 different sources every day. We look through them and the ones we think you will find most useful are then posted onto our Blogger site, giving you just one place to look if you want to find out what is new in health and the NHS.

We don't include a lot of clinical items (you can find more of that via our Twitter account). Our feeds include:
  • Local media coverage of Northamptonshire health issues
  • NHS, DoH and other government sites
  • Think tanks like the King's Fund and Health Foundation
  • Royal Colleges
  • Voluntary groups and charities
  • Health related news sites like OnMedica
  • Mainstream media sites like the BBC, and newspapers including the Daily Telegraph and the Guardian
You can access this service in a number of different ways:
  • Visit the web site
  • Subscribe to our RSS feed (you can find it here)
  • Most conveniently - you can subscribe to the service by email and receive one message a day with a digest of all the news, complete with links to take you straight to the item. Simply enter your email address here and you will be sent a confirmation email. Once you have clicked on the link in the email your subscription will be live. We will never use your email address for anything else or share it with anyone, and you can unsubscribe from the service at any time.
Our Daily Health News Service is an easy way to keep up to date with the issues facing the NHS and health care and we hope you will find it useful...