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Library facilities and services at District General Hospitals

Information about the library and IT facilities and services available at a number of District General Hospitals.

Hospitals covered: 

UCLH Medical Staff

Barnet Hospital

Core Library Services for Medical Students
Opening Hours09.00-17.00 Fri. Closed at weekends
Out of hours access to the libraryNo
Non-library study spaceNo
Students can borrow (max)6 books
Fines chargeTBC
Photocopy charge per A4 sheet5p
Printing charge per A4 sheet5p
Inter Library Loan Service (ILLs) availableYes
ILLs chargeTBC
IT Facilities for Medical Students
PCs with access to the UCL network & printing in the library11 PCs plus two UCL Explore Access Points
PCs with access to the UCL network & printing outside the library

None

 

Basildon University Hospital

 Core Library Services for Medical Students
Opening HoursMon-Fri 09.00-17.00 (staffed hours)
Out of hours access to the library24/7 Reference access to library for staff with a BTUH Trust security card. Books can be returned at any time in the book drop box located in the Education Centre reception.
Non-library study space24 hours Resources Room via BTUH Trust security card
Students can borrow (max)8 books
Fines charge10p per book per day
Photocopy charge per A4 sheetNot available, can use scanners instead
Printing charge per A4 sheetFree if work-related
Inter Library Loan Service (ILLs) availableYes
ILLs charge£5.00 from British Library. All other sources, no charge.
IT Facilities for Medical Students
PCs with access to the UCL network & printing

21 PCs with access to the UCL network & printing, 2 non-networked PCs with internet access only, 2 scanners

Lister Hospital

Core Library Services for Medical Students
Opening HoursOpen 09.00-17.00 Mon-Fri. Unstaffed weekends and bank holidays.
Out of hours access to the libraryYes, via Trust ID badges, gives access to self-issue book borrowing, WiFi, access to PCs and coffee machine. Students requiring out-of-hours access must join the library bringing their Trust ID badges with them.
Non-library study spaceNo
Students can borrow (max)4 books
Fines chargeN/A
Photocopy charge per A4 sheetN/A
Printing charge per A4 sheetN/A
Inter Library Loan Service (ILLs) availableYes
ILLs chargeFree
IT Facilities for Medical Students
PCs with access to the UCL network & printing in the libraryNo UCL networked computers but internet access is available via the Trust's network and wi-fi. Printing is via PIN attached to the Trust's network login. The library does not charge for printing or copying as this is charged back to departments via the PIN.
PCs with access to the UCL network & printing outside the libraryNone

Luton and Dunstable

Core Library Services for Medical Students
Opening HoursOpen 24/7. Staffed services are 8.00-18.30 Mon-Fri
Out of hours access to the libraryYes - with Trust ID
Non-library study spaceYes - access to bookable rooms and IT room
Students can borrow (max)8 books
Fines chargeNo
Photocopy charge per A4 sheet10p
Printing charge per A4 sheet10p
Inter Library Loan Service (ILLs) availableYes - If the article request incurs a charge from an external provider the requester may be asked to use the university library document supply system instead
ILLs chargeFree
IT Facilities for Medical Students
PCs with access to the UCL network & printing in the library14 PCs
PCs with access to the UCL network & printing outside the library2 lendable MacBooks and lendable iPads

North Middlesex Hospital

Core Library Services for Medical Students
Opening HoursOpen 09.00-17.00 Monday-Friday.  Closed weekends. There are lockers available for medical students for a key deposit of £20.
Out of hours access to the libraryNo
Non-library study spaceIn Quiet Study Room with 4 PCs (opposite the entrance to the library).
Students can borrow (max)6 books
Fines charge20p per day
Photocopy charge per A4 sheet5p
Printing charge per A4 sheet5p
Inter Library Loan Service (ILLs) available

 

ILLs chargeYes, in some cases (see links above for further details)
IT Facilities for Medical Students
PCs with access to the UCL network & printing in the library9 PCs
PCs with access to the UCL network & printing outside the library3 PCs (quiet study room)

Queen's Hospital

Core Library Services for Medical Students
Opening HoursMon-Fri 08.00-17.00. Closed weekends.
Out of hours access to the libraryYes, via a library swipe card on payment of a refundable £5.00 deposit
Non-library study spaceNo
Students can borrow (max)2 books
Fines charge14 Day Collection - 5p per day
Photocopy charge per A4 sheetNo charge for students once their ID badges are set up
Printing charge per A4 sheetNo charge for students once their ID badges are set up
Inter Library Loan Service (ILLs) availableOn request, please fill out form or email library
ILLs chargeN/A
IT Facilities for Medical Students
PCs with access to the UCL network & printing in the library36 PCs across both sites
PCs with access to the UCL network & printing outside the library10 PCs in The Bistro

Watford General Hospital

Core Library Services for Medical Students
Opening Hours

Staffed 09.00-17.00 Mon-Fri.

Closed weekends

Out of hours access to the libraryYes - 24 hour access
Non-library study spaceTBC
Students can borrow (max)5 books
Fines chargeN/A
Photocopy charge per A4 sheet5p
Printing charge per A4 sheetFree if work related
Inter Library Loan Service (ILLs) availableYes
ILLs chargeNo charge
IT Facilities for Medical Students
PCs with access to the UCL network & printing in the libraryYes
PCs with access to the UCL network & printing outside the library6 PCs