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 NHS Trust
  • 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
  • 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

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

Journal tables of contents

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?

How did you find out about the library service? (optional)

We'd love to know how you found out about the library service so we can improve our marketing, if you're happy to share this information.

If you said 'Other' could you tell us how you found out about us?

Your information

We are committed to safeguarding your information. The information you provide will be used to administer your library account on the Health Libraries Midlands (HeLM) library management system and if requested, to administer an account on the NHS OpenAthens or KnowledgeShare systems. Your information will be shared with the organisations that supply and manage our library systems, and we may share your information with another library service if you move organisation.

We may contact you from time to time about changes to our services or resources.

If you have unreturned items we may share information with, or request information from, your employer or university to help us get in touch with you.

Accessing your personal information

Please ask us if you would like to see the information we hold about you. We may ask for some requests in writing.

Deleting your personal information

We will delete the information we hold about you after a maximum 5-year period of inactivity (in case you return to use NHS library and knowledge services again within this time).

Further information

For further information on how your information is used, how we maintain its security, and your rights to access it, please read our privacy policy. You can also access the privacy policy for Health Libraries Midlands (HeLM), KnowledgeShare and OpenAthens

Your agreement

I apply for membership of the library, and agree to abide by the HeLM Libraries Membership Terms and Conditions. I agree to my personal information being held as described above.

I agree