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About library services

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NHS Wales hospital libraries and Cardiff University health libraries work together in the NHS Wales Library and Knowledge Service which underpins the health library service in NHS Wales.

Multi-disciplinary libraries are located in 24 hospital sites across NHS Wales offering a range of services.

Librarians aim to provide a friendly and helpful service with library space for private study and reflection, computers, wi-fi access, and photocopier/scanners and printers. The majority of libraries are able to offer 24 hour access.


Membership is open to NHS Wales staff and also undergraduate health students on clinical placement. Contact your local library for further information. You can apply for membership.

Library services

Each library provides an extensive range of services including:

All library services are underpinned by a commitment to excellent customer care.

Please contact your local library for further information and how to join.

NHS Wales LibrarySearch

Search the NHS Wales LibrarySearch shared library catalogue for books and journals, and the collections of the NHS Wales e-Library for Health.

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