If you like a traditional library, you will find them at the LGI, at St James’s, and at Wharfedale Hospital.  Here you’ll find access to PCs and study space alongside the books.  To borrow from any of the libraries, we ask you to join, and you can do that online.

If you are based at either Chapel Allerton Hospital or Seacroft Hospital, or your shift patterns mean that you can’t get along to a library, you can borrow books via our postal loan system.  Books are delivered to your workplace and can be returned using the internal post.

If you prefer the electronic route, we will help you link into the whole NHS package of resources.  These will include e-journals for current articles, Medline and other databases to search for evidence on your topic, e-books to provide a library around the clock, and specialized support tools such as UpToDate and BMJ Best Practice to help you make clinical decisions.

You’ll need your NHS OpenAthens account to use most of the e-resources.  If you don’t already have one, you can set one up online.  If you previously set one up at another Trust, you can transfer it to LTHT, and the LTHT Athens Administrator can help you to do this.

Not everything you need to read will be in the NHS collection.  If that’s the case you can use Leeds University Library under an agreement that we have with them.  If you still can’t find what you need, contact the team on 0113 3920140 or email us and we will try to find it from elsewhere.

Information Skills Training

If you want to boost your skills in finding or evaluating evidence, we offer a range of training courses at venues throughout Leeds.  You’ll find all the information about our courses and how to book a place online.

If you can’t make any of the scheduled training sessions, feel that you would get more benefit from one-to-one training, or would like to organise a small group training session please contact us.

Searching for Evidence

When you need information to support clinical practice, patient care or service management we can search our resources on your behalf.  To request a search, please click here.  If you are searching for information for assessed work such as a Clinical Topic Review, the service is slightly different. You carry out the search yourself, and we provide advice and guidance throughout the process. Please contact us to arrange an appointment.