Library Services


Additional NHS Services

Details of additional library support and services for our NHS library members.

Within this guide:

Requests from UCL’s e-journals and e-books

NHS library members can request an electronic copy of journal articles and book chapters that are otherwise available in-person from a Library Explore Access Point. Please check to see if you already have access to the item through NHS OpenAthens first, before checking the UCL Library holdings using Explore.

Go to UCL electronic resource request form

Requesting an inter-library loan

Our Interlending service can be used to request items which are not already held in any of the UCL libraries, and not easily available from any other nearby library to which NHS library members have access.

Please contact your home library to request an item or if you have an enquiry about this service. A list of contact email addresses and phone numbers is available.

Covid-19 resources 

Key sources and resources

Collated lists including published articles, reports, and clinical decision support information from BMJ Best Practice and UpToDate.


Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has created an e-learning programme in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic that is free to access for the entire UK health and care workforce. This includes learning paths for different professional groups including returning GPs.


A COVID-19 Simulation Community is now live on Future NHS Collaboration Platform. The forum is to encourage the health and care workforce to share experiences and examples of education and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Current awareness 

Current awareness updates are available through the KnowledgeShare service, where provided. 

You can access this service via NHS OpenAthens and self-register, or alternatively contact your home UCL-NHS library to request an account.

Please note that Covid-19 topics are now covered by KnowledgeShare and can be added to your existing alerts or freely accessed online.