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What we do

Library and Knowledge Services are here to support healthcare staff and students by providing the best evidence, information, and resources to support clinical decision making, research, and lifelong professional development. 

With access to thousands of online journals, hundreds of ebooks, and many evidence resources, we also have healthcare libraries at each of the three acute hospital sites, covering an extensive subject range from medicine, nursing, management, education, science, and other health-related areas. 

We offer article and book request services; literature searching; skills training in evidence searching, critical appraisal and statistics; computer access, free WiFi, and quiet study areas.


Opening Times

All three libraries are staffed:

Monday - Friday, 09.00 - 17.00

Please note that books can only be borrowed during staffed hours.

24-hour Access Keyfobs

Access outside staffed hours and at weekends is available with a 24-hour Access Keyfob (at a charge of £3).

For more details about keyfobs, or to obtain one, please enquire at your local Trust Library.

How do I join?

To register, you just need to bring your Trust ID Badge or equivalent work ID to the Library on the site you are based at and fill out a registration form. You will then receive a membership card, and have full access to all of our services. For permanent staff, or longer placements, we offer a standard two-year membership before renewal.

Membership is available to staff and students within the following Trusts and organisations:

Please note that locally-funded resources made available via OpenAthens accounts may vary depending on which NHS organisation you belong to. Log in to your account at to see the full list of resources available to you. All EKHUFT employees, as well as medical and nursing students on placement within EKHUFT, have access to our full range of resources.

  • East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust (EKHUFT)
  • Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT)
  • Kent Community Health NHS Trust (KCHT)
  • Clinical Commissioning Group staff (CCG)
  • East Kent GPs and their staff
  • South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAMB)
  • Students on placement at EKHUFT
  • Pilgrims Hospices
  • For individuals outside the organisations listed above, External Membership is available and is charged at £25 per year. Please note that External Membership excludes access to the resources granted with an OpenAthens account; any articles and information normally obtained from these resources can be requested on your behalf by library staff. 

Patient access

Patients are welcome to come in to the Libraries as well - we can help you access general information on conditions, and advise you on relevant books for use within the library.

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Get in touch


The Library

Education Centre
Kent and Canterbury Hospital
Ethelbert Road


The Library

Education Centre
William Harvey Hospital
Kennington Road
TN24 0LZ


Clinical Library
Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital
Ramsgate Road

For general enquiries and inter-library loans, please email: 

To contact the library Issue Desk, please call: 

  • 01227 766877, ext. 722-4354
  • 01227 864354 (direct line)

For general enquiries and inter-library loans, please email: 

To contact the library Issue Desk, please call: 

  • 01233 633331, ext. 723-8413


For general enquiries and inter-library loans, please email: 

To contact the library Issue Desk, please call:

  • 01843 225544, ext. 725-3557


Staff contacts

Carla Wearing | Knowledge Services Manager

01227 766877, ext. 722-4355


Sally Symon | Deputy Knowledge Services Manager

01227 766877, ext. 722-4156


Tom Hitchmough | Senior Library Assistant

01227 766877, ext. 722-2721

Toni Pritchard | Library Assistant

01227 766877, ext. 722-4354


Mark Kerr | Clinical Librarian

01233 633331, ext. 723-8414

Jacqui Temple | Senior Library Assistant

01233 633331, ext. 723-8413

Sue Morrison | Library Assistant

01233 633331, ext. 723-8413

Jonathan Baker | Clinical Outreach Librarian

01843 225544, ext. 725-5048

Melanie Bell | Senior Library Assistant

01843 225544, ext. 725-3557

Imelda King | Library Assistant

01843 225544, ext. 725-3557

Paul Barrow | Library Assistant

01843 225544, ext. 725-3557

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