We are the specialist library service for staff working in Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust.

We support LTHT staff wherever they work, and offer library facilities across three hospital sites. We also work with the University of Leeds Library service to provide additional services and facilities to all Trust staff. 

Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust staff benefit from the full range of services and resources offered by Leeds Libraries for Health, as well as the specific services highlighted on this page. 

Libraries, opening hours and directions

Due to staff shortages, opening hours at our library at LGI are currently limited. From Monday 27th March 2023 the opening hours will be:

Mon CLOSED
Tues 8:30 – 16:30
Wed CLOSED
Thurs 8:30 – 16:30
Fri 8:30-16:30

The library opening hours will be reviewed each month.

Leeds General Infirmary - X35, D Floor, Old Site

Find us:

Library & Evidence Research Centre
X35 D Floor
Old Site
Leeds General Infirmary
Great George Street
Leeds
LS1 3EX

Tel: 0113 39 20140

Directions

Opening Hours: 

Due to staff shortages, opening hours at our library at LGI are currently limited. From Monday 27th March 2023 the opening hours will be:

Mon CLOSED
Tues 8:30 – 16:30
Wed CLOSED
Thurs 8:30 – 16:30
Fri 8:30-16:30

The library opening hours will be reviewed each month.

 

'Out of hours' study room adjacent to library entrance available 24/7 with LTHT staff access card (new style). 3 PCs and book return box available in this room. 

IT Facilities:

  • 14 NHS networked PCs
  • SecureQueue NHS printer (colour) - print, copy and scan

Bookable Rooms:

The Library and Evidence Research centre offers study space, IT facilities, meeting rooms, a varied collection of books for loan. It is staffed by NHS library staff, who can offer help and support with all our resources and services.  

 

St James' University Hospital - Level 3, Clinical Sciences Building

Find us:

SJUH Library,
Level 3, Clinical Sciences Building
St. James's University Hospital
Leeds
LS9 7TF

Tel: 0113 2065638 

Directions

Opening hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 - 17:00

IT Facilities:

  • 4 NHS networked PCs, 5 University of Leeds PCs. 
  • SecureQueue NHS printer (black & white) - print, copy and scan
  • MyPrint University of Leeds printer (colour) - print, copy and scan

The library in Clinical Sciences Building is staffed and operated by the University of Leeds Library Service.  

  • All LTHT staff and learners are welcome to use the library, but if they are not University of Leeds staff or students they will need to register with the University library service when they first visit.
  • You can also join the Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust NHS Library and Information Service at this site.  University library membership is separate to your registration with Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust NHS Library and Information Service, but staff at this library can register you with both services.
  • NHS library books and University of Leeds library books and services are both available from this library.
  • The door to level 3 Clinical Sciences Building is accessed by scanning a University of Leeds library card, however there is a buzzer to the right of the door for access if you do not yet have a card.
  • Staff at this library work for the University of Leeds library service, although NHS library staff may sometimes also be on hand. If you need specific support from library staff with using NHS online resources (OpenAthens, NHS Knowledge and Library Hub, Healthcare Databases etc.), please contact the LTHT NHS library service on lthstafflibraries@nhs.net to arrange this. 

St James's University Hospital - Level 7, Bexley Wing

Find us:

Library Study Centre,
Level 7, Bexley Wing
St. James's University Hospital
Leeds
LS9 7TF

Directions

Opening hours: 24/7 with LTHT staff access card (old style 'Salto' card)

IT Facilities:

  • 8 NHS networked PCs (Library Study Centre)
  • 7 NHS networked PCs (IT suite)
  • SecureQueue NHS printer (black & white) - print, copy and scan

Bookable Rooms:

Bexley Wing study centre is an unstaffed library site, offering access to NHS networked PCs, printing facilities, study space and a small collection of oncology related library stock (as well as great views!). It can be accessed at any time using your staff proximity card (old style). If you do not have this type of access card, you can apply for one via the intranet.

The IT suite adjoining the library study centre can be booked for training or meetings via our room booking system. When the room is not booked, all staff can use the PCs in the IT suite. 

Wharfedale Hospital - Ground Floor

Find us:

NHS Staff Library
Ground Floor (Cardiology)
Wharfedale Hospital
Newall Carr Road
Otley
West Yorkshire
LS21 2LY

Directions: The library room is located on the Cardiology corridor, ground floor. Follow signs for Cardiology from either entrance. 

Opening hours: 24/7 with LTHT staff access card (new style)

IT Facilities:

  • 3 PCs (LTHT network)
  • SecureQueue NHS printer (colour) - print, copy and scan

 Wharfedale is an unstaffed library site, offering access to networked PCs, printing facilities, and a small collection of library stock.

University of Leeds Library Service - Health Sciences Library

Find us:

Health Sciences Library,
Worsley Building
6 Clarendon Way
Leeds
LS2 9NL

Directions

Contact the University of Leeds Library Service

  • As a member of staff at Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust you are also entitled to join the University of Leeds library service.  See Membership and Admissions for further information about your entitlement.
  • University library membership is separate to your registration with Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust NHS Library and Information Service. You will need to visit for the first time during the University of Leeds libraries' 'core hours', and will need to bring your Trust ID with you.
  • Once registered, your university library user card allows access to any of the University Library sites during their opening hours (please check the University Library website carefully for the opening hours of each site as these vary throughout the academic year). During university term time, the university library opening hours usually include the evenings and weekends.
  • Health Sciences Library is on level 7 of the Worsley Building, adjoining Leeds Dental Institute. It contains the University Library’s main medical and health-related collections, and before 6.30pm Monday-Friday it can be accessed directly from Clarendon Wing (see directions). 
  • Access when the library is open after 6.30pm and at weekends is from the university campus only. Go via the sustainable garden behind Roger Stevens Building and along the walkway beside the Garstang Building. Scan your university library card to enter or press the intercom button for library help.

 

Additional Services and Resources for LTHT Staff

 

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