Other health care libraries

  • Your main library for the duration of your course is your university library, which will provide full services, including loans, inter-library loans, access to course reading materials and electronic resources, information skills training and use of all facilities. However, whilst you are on placement, you may also use your local NHS library!

    The Charter below details what services NHS libraries provide.

    Charter for placement students (Word Document)

    To find your nearest NHS library, go to Health Library and Information Services Directory

    As a student in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at Oxford Brookes, you can also access the Bodleian Health Care Libraries.

    If you're studying at the Swindon campus, you are also entitled to access the Academy Library and Information Service at the Great Western Hospital, Swindon

    Address: Swindon and North Wilts Health and Social Care Academy, Great Western Hospital, Marlborough Road, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN4 8DL

    Tel: 01793 604593/6

    Contact: email alis@gwh.nhs.uk

    Opening times: 08.30-17.30 Monday to Thursdays, 17.00 Fridays (24 hour access via Trust ID system)

    Access: Full access to Swindon Campus students only. Those wishing to use the library should complete a registration form at the Great Western Hospital.


    If you want to have a look and see what another Library holds before you visit, their catalogues are usually online. Some examples are listed below.

    SWIMS: knowledge resource of the SWIMS Network of health libraries in the South and West of England