Monday, 24 June 2019

Your summer reading starts here with our new leisure collection

Off on holiday and need a read for the beach? Having your own summer reading challenge? Simply love books?

Last year the Library was successful in a bid to Greenheart to establish a leisure reading collection for staff and thanks to their generosity the collection is now available for staff to enjoy.

You may remember we were asking for ideas for titles and authors to buy for our new leisure collection. We took on your recommendations and ordered almost everything we could from the list of suggestions you kindly gave us. Then we added a few extra titles we thought you might enjoy with all the library staff recommending at least one book they have read and loved.

We now have a great collection of books available at all three of our libraries. Our leisure reading collections encompasses a really wide range of genres, topics, cultures and interests. From literary fiction, family sagas, and sci-fi, to cookery, interior design, biographies and gardening, we hope there is something for everyone.

You can find all of our leisure collection on the library catalogue or you can do it the old fashioned way and pop into the library to browse what is on the shelves...

With good evidence that reading for pleasure improves well being and empathy, and no fines on late books, we hope the library might be your first stop when planning your next read...

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Over 750 extra nursing and allied health electronic journals now available

In April you may recall the new National Core Content for NHS staff in England was released. Whilst we gained some great new resources such as BMJ Best Practice and the Psychology and Behavioural Sciences collection of journals, we also lost the CINAHL Plus with full text database.

When we reviewed how much Trust staff have been accessing CINAHL Plus we realised just how much the full text journal content was being used.

Consequently, we decided it is a resource we could not do without and have purchased a subscription to the database to allow staff to continue to access all the journals that were lost when the national funding was withdrawn.

You can now access all the full text journals online again, via the NICE Journals A-Z if you know the title of the journal you want (we have a handy guide on how to use it on our web site).

You can also find all the journals via a subject search using HDAS (Healthcare Databases Advanced Search) on the NICE Evidence Services site.

Of course you'll still need your OpenAthens password to access all the journals (and lots of other great resources) and you can get one here if you haven't already.

Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Early closing at Isebrook Library Tuesday the 11th of June

Isebrook Library will be closing at 1 pm on Tuesday the 11th of June.

Berrywood and the Richmond libraries will be open as normal.

Apologies for any inconvenience.