Library Services


Additional NHS support

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

Within this guide:

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

While restrictions are in place, limiting access to our libraries and on-site facilities, NHS library members* can request an electronic copy of journal articles and book chapters, normally available via the UCL Library Explore Access Points.

*Staff at partner NHS Trusts who are not library members please contact Membership Services to register for our document supply services.

Please complete a request form after checking that you do not already have full text access via your NHS OpenAthens account.

If after searching for the item through NHS OpenAthens you find you have no access, please check the UCL Library catalogue, Explore to see if UCL has the e-journal or e-book you are looking for. UCL Library Services should be able to provide you with a PDF copy of most articles available in our e-journals collection, and extracts from certain e-books, for the duration of these special measures.

Go to UCL electronic resource request form

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.