Search for Books or E-Books

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Why not use our request service to order a copy from elsewhere.

Finding e-books

We have over 20,000 titles on the EBL platform available to holders of OpenAthens accounts.

Books can be viewed online, or downloaded to mobile devices for up to 14 days at at time. Visit our guide to downloading e-books for more information.

There is no charge for using e-books, and no fines.

Borrowing, renewing and returning items

Most members can have up to 16 items at any one time. The loan period for most books is 14 or 28 days. Books can be renewed as long as someone else has not reserved a copy.

Renewals can be made in person, by telephone or by email, or you can use the renewal facility on the Shropshire Health Libraries Catalogue.

You can return items to a member of library staff, use the self-service terminal, or place in the Book Returns box. Books may be returned to any of the Shropshire Health Libraries. You can also return items by internal or external mail (at your own risk).

Reserving items

You can reserve books that are on loan or on the shelf across Shropshire Health Libraries using the reservation facility on the Shrophire Health Libraries Catalogue.

We will hold reserved books for five working days for collection, or you can request that they are sent to your workplace.