OpenAthens is a secure log in system that gives you access to electronic resources including books, journals, databases and apps. Your OpenAthens account is a vital tool to enable evidence based practice in the NHS. 

All NHS staff are eligible to register for an NHS OpenAthens account.  

You may have previously had an OpenAthens account when you were studying at University; however, registering for an NHS OpenAthens account ensures that you can access all the electronic resources purchased by your organisation and also those purchased on a national basis.

If you need any help or want to find out more please contact your local library.

Got an OpenAthens account? Find all of the resources that you have access to through our:

 A-Z of Online Resources

Your OpenAthens account gives you access to the NHS Knowledge and Library Hub