Books

To check whether we have a particular book, please visit the Shropshire Health Libraries catalogue, or use the Book tab on OmniSearch.

Can’t find what you’re looking for? We may have it available as an e-book, or you could use our request service to order a copy from elsewhere. If you’re a student, you can also check the catalogues of Staffordshire University or Keele University.

Borrowing, renewing and returning items

Most members can have up to 16 items at any one time. The loan period for most items is 14 or 28 days. Items can be renewed as long as someone else has not reserved a copy, and for the first few times will be auto-renewed.

Manual 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. There is a Book Returns box outside the main entrance to the Shrewsbury Health Library, and one in the Education Centre common area at Princess Royal Hospital.

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.

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