World Book Night 23rd April 2019

World Book Night has got staff at Telford Health Library thinking about their favourite fiction books. If you could read only one book, what would it be?

We are looking for inspiration and would like to know YOUR favourite book of all time. Is it something that has stayed with you and holds a special place in your heart, evokes an assortment of memories from the past or sends shivers down your spine?

We have agonised over which titles we would choose, and would love to know YOUR favourites.

Please email us with your favourite book and a brief explanation for your choice to: by 17/04/2019

We will display the book choices and quotes (which will be anonymised and just for fun) on our next Pop-Up-Library on 23rd April and in this Newsletter.

We do have a really good range of fiction books in both Shrewsbury and Telford  Health Libraries so grab a title and settle down for a good read.

Have a go at our quiz for World Book Night – just for fun.

Relax with a good book

SaTH Health Libraries are not just about medical and management titles.  We also have a range of leisure books to help you escape into another world.

Grab a biography…. get caught up in a murder ….. go off on an adventure ….. curl up with a romance…..

We even have a collection of “Quick Reads” to fit in with your busy life.  All the excitement  but in a short sharp format.

Relax and chill with a good book!


New books arriving all the time

Look out for lots of brand new books arriving in Shrewsbury and Telford Health Libraries all the time.  Remember you can check the online catalogue by keyword and reserve books online to make life easy.

Ask library staff if you can’t find what you are look for.  We are here to help.

Shrewsbury and Telford Health Libraries are staffed 8.30 – 17.00 Mon – Fri.

If you need out-of-hours access, please ask staff.


Healthy Lives Collections at Telford and Shrewsbury Health Libraries

Look out for promotions, displays, books and masses of handy take-away leaflets on a variety of health topics to help staff and patients maintain a healthy lifestyle.

For example:

  • Diet and diabetes
  • Giving up smoking
  • Mindfulness
  • Dementia
  • and much more…

Come along and investigate our Healthy Lives collections for lots of information to help maintain a better style of living.

Merry Christmas – Shrewsbury and Telford Health Library opening times

Shrewsbury and Telford Health Libraries will be unstaffed over the Christmas period, but for eligible library members it is still possible to access our facilities 24/7.

At Telford, just ask staff if you need the door code to access the library and IT Suite out of hours. At Shrewsbury we operate a swipe card system for the Learning Centre, for which there is a charge of £5.

Enjoy the festive season (and the picture of the Telford ‘Elf’ Library staff)!

Flash Cards available to borrow from Telford Health Library

Boxes of themed flashcards are available to borrow from SaTH Health Libraries.  They are packs of short sharp facts to help you gain skills quickly and easily – ideal study aids.  They are perfect for revision or to update your skills base. Titles include:

Gray’s Anatomy for Students

Netter’s Anatomy

Netter’s Physiology

Case Cards – common consulting challenges

Visit our catalogue to request and renew titles.



Request and renew online

Can’t find time to visit the Health Library?  Remember you can request books and articles from our website – and renew books too!  Whether you are at work or at home, just visit our homepage at and follow the links to “make a request” or “renew your loans

If you are based on site at  RSH or PRH, and have difficulty finding time to visit the library to collect your requested books, we can also deliver them to you.  Anything to make life a little easier for you.





One week to go in our Prize Competition for National Poetry Day 2018

Fancy yourself as a Poet?

SaTH Libraries are holding a Poetry Competition to celebrate National Poetry Day 2018.  Enter and you could win an Amazon voucher worth £25!

Use your imagination and create a poem.  It can be in any style of your choice – as long as it fits in with this year’s theme of: CHANGE

Closing date for entries is Monday 24th September at 5pm.  Judging will take place the following week and all poems will be published on: National Poetry Day 4th October 2018

Entry forms can be found: Poetry Competition Form

Or you can collect one from:

Telford (Ext: 4440) or Shrewsbury (Ext: 2512) Health Libraries



  • All poems must be the original work of the entrant (no plagiarism please) and nothing that has previously been published.
  • No Longer than 40 lines and only one entry per person.
  • All entrants will be judged anonymously to give an equal chance.
  • Open to all Staff, Students and Volunteers who work for the Trust.
  • Poems must be returned to the Library before Monday 24th September 2018 at 5pm


Visiting author at the Leadership Conference – Paul McGee, The Sumo Guy

Are you going to the Leadership Conference at SECC on Tuesday 2nd October?

Catch up on the books by Paul McGee, who will be speaking at the event

All these titles are available through SaTH Health Libraries.  Pop in and see us or request them on our website


Paul McGee (“The Sumo Guy”) – Paul is one of the UK’s leading speakers on the subject of change, workplace relationships and motivation. He seeks to deliver a memorable experience that equips people with insights and ideas to increase their personal effectiveness and impact