Saturday, 22 April 2017

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 2nd at all of our sites.

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Changes to Clinical Key

Clinical Key has received an update this month with some changes to the design as well as the way you navigate the system.

As well as these changes, Elsevier have added new electronic books and a journal to Clinical Key this month, including:


Clinical Key is a fantastic, easy to use resource that contains huge amounts of full text content including:
  • 1,400 topic pages
  • Over 600 electronic journals 
  • Over 1000 electronic books
  • 850 First Consult monographs
  • 17,000 + medical / surgical videos
  • 300 + Procedures Consult videos
  • 15,000 patient education handouts
  • 2.2 million images
  • You can find a full content list here
To access Clinical Key all you need is your OpenAthens password (register online here if you don't have one) to get started.

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Berrywood Library closed Monday the 24th - Thursday the 27th of April

We are going to be replacing our existing security system with a new RFID one.

We will also be getting a self-issue machine to make life easier for all our users. It will enable you to issue, return and renew books 24/7 without having to fill out a form.

The new system will give us a much better level of security and will even be able to tell us which of our books has triggered the alarm when removed from the Library without first being deactivated (as well as giving an exact date and time).

This means that to allow time for fitting the new gates, installing software and for us to put new tags into all of the stock, Berrywood Library is going to be closed from Monday March the 24th until Thursday March the 27th. This will include out of hours.

During the closed period a full service will still be available to our users via the Richmond Library at Northampton General.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, but it will lead to an improvement in the service we are able to offer you...

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Easter opening

All the Libraries will be unstaffed on Friday the 14th and Monday the 17th of April for the Easter holiday.

24 hour access will be available as usual to registered members over the Easter period via our swipe card system at the Berrywood and Richmond Libraries.

Isebrook Library will be closed over the bank holiday.

We reopen as normal on Tuesday the 18th at all of our sites.

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Web site of the month: Brexit and the NHS

Following the leave vote in the 2016 referendum, the European Office of the NHS (part of the NHS Confederation) has created a page called Brexit and the NHS for understanding the implications of the UK's decision to leave the European Union and the triggering of Article 50.

On the page you can find the latest information on the whole process including:

  • Exiting the EU - details on the exit process
  • The Implications for the NHS
  • Commentary and analysis
  • Brexit FAQs
  • Other resources including publications, research and links to other web sites.
You can also sign up to receive a monthly newsletter by email.

Brexit and the NHS is a really useful resource for keeping up with this important issue and the likely implications for the health service.