Joining the Library

To make use of our services and facilities, you’ll need to become a library member. You can do this by completing the form below, and you’ll be sent your library card in the post.

If you’d like a tour of the library or an explanation of our services, please ask, and we’ll be happy to provide one.

Who can join the library? (click to expand)

  • All staff employed by Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
  • All staff employed by Shropshire Community Healthcare Trust
  • All staff employed by Shropshire County CCG
  • Public health staff in Shropshire
  • Students studying with or on clinical placement at the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust or Shropshire Community Healthcare Trust
  • Volunteers at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
  • General practice staff in Shropshire
  • Some other groups may be allowed to become members – please ask a member of library staff if you’re unsure

What if you are not eligible to join?

If you’re not eligible to join, you can still visit the library, and you can:

  • Consult the stock
  • Make photocopies (within copyright rules)
  • Study as space permits

You won’t be able to access any of our computers and you won’t be able to use the library when it is unstaffed.

Registration form


First name (required)

Last name (required)

Job title (required)

Organisation (required)

If you specified 'Other' as your organisation, please provide details or who you are working for or studying with

Department or ward (required)

Site or base (required)

Work address (home address for volunteers) (required)

Phone number (required)

Email (required)

Staffordshire University students should use their University e-mail address.

Please give your expected finishing date

Leave blank if you are on a permanent contract

NHS OpenAthens Account
Please tick 'Yes' if you would like us to try to create an NHS OpenAthens account on your behalf. This may not be possible if you already have an existing NHS OpenAthens account with another organisation.

Staffordshire University Students only


From your University card

Date course ends

Terms and Conditions

Please tick the box below to acknowledge that you agree to read and comply with the library and IT rules (including those of Staffordshire University where applicable) of any Shropshire Health Library you use.

I agree

Your current awareness interests (optional)

KnowledgeShare Evidence Updates is a personalised current awareness service allowing you to receive new evidence on topics tailored to your requirements. It covers policy documents and a range of summarised evidence, so you won’t be inundated with primary research articles.

Patients' age group (Please tick all that apply)

NeonatesChildren and AdolescentsAdultsOlder People

Condition and risk factors

Professional interests

Patient setting

Knowledge sharing and collaboration

May we make your contact details and current awareness interests visible in KnowledgeShare in order to promote knowledge sharing and collaboration?

To Shrewsbury and Telford Health Libraries staff onlyTo staff and students at my organisationTo any NHS staff and students

The information you provide will be used on the KnowledgeShare system to facilitate the service, and unless otherwise specified will only be visible to Shrewsbury and Telford Health Libraries staff only. Your consent to our holding this information, required by Data Protection legislation, is assumed when you complete this form.