Saturday, 20 May 2017

Spring bank holiday closure

All the libraries will be unstaffed on Monday the 29th 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 30th at all of our sites.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Our email is back!

Our IT team has worked its magic and our access to email is now fully restored. 

It may take a while for us to get around to replying to everything that has been waiting since Friday so please bear with us.

We have also found there are some problems with some of the emails received up until now too, so if it is really urgent, you might want to resend it or give us a call instead.

This also means you should again start to receive email and text reminders if your loans have become overdue.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

On approval books available for review

We want to be sure that the books we buy are the books you actually need to support your work and learning.

We review publisher's catalogues, scan reading lists and peruse different web sites, but what we like best is when you tell us what you need.

That is where our books on approval scheme comes in.

Every two months our supplier sends us a selection of new publications on relevant health topics which are available for you to review and suggest titles for us to purchase (or sometimes, not to purchase!).

Our current selections will be available at the Berrywood and Richmond libraries until Friday the 16th of June. Topics covered include:
  • Anaesthesiology 
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Paediatrics 
  • Psychology & psychotherapy
  • Psychiatry & mental health
  • ...and many more
Of course we are always happy to have recommendations for new stock on any health related topic.

You can also find a list of titles we have recently purchased (including previous On Approvals) on our web site and all of our stock via the library catalogue.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Electronic overdue item reminders unavailable

The Trust email system is still currently out of action so we are unable to send out either email or text (SMS) reminders for overdue items. Instead, we will be posting overdue notices this week.

If you have a book that you think might be due back soon, please check the date stamp label in the front. Alternatively, you can also log into the library catalogue to check your due date(s) and renew any of your loans.

We also have the Bookmyne app (available for Apple and Android devices) which allows you to manage all of your loans and search our catalogue.

Of course you can also pick up the phone and call one of the libraries if you have any questions about your book loans (or anything else).

Monday, 15 May 2017

We are currently without email

Due to the ongoing issue with the global cyber-attack, we currently do not have access to email (although all of our other systems are fine).

The Trust was unaffected by the attack itself, but are taking precautions to manage the situation.

We will let you know when our email is available again. In the mean time if you need anything you can call the Berrywood, Isebrook or Richmond libraries.

Saturday, 13 May 2017

New books added to Clinical Key

Elsevier have added new electronic books 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.

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Web site of the month: Medicines Learning Portal: Clinical problem-solving for pharamacists

The Medicines Learning Portal is designed for pharmacists in their first 1000 days of practice,
although the content may be of interest to the wider pharmacy community.

The site aims to support pharmacists in developing their clinical problem solving skills by:
  • Providing knowledge about medicines, and addressing basic principles of medicines safety for key subject areas.
  • Showing the right questions to ask when problem-solving.
  • Recommending sources of information about medicines.
  • Guiding pharmacists on how to apply their professional judgement.
  • Advising on communication techniques for delivering expert advice.
The site is divided up into a number of areas including:
The site is produced by University Hospitals Southampton in partnership with Health Education England and Thames Valley and Wessex Chief Pharmacists' Network, It is also endorsed by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.