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Basildon Healthcare Library

is a multidisciplinary library which supports all NHS and Social Care staff as well as students on placement in South West Essex, in their everyday working practice. The Library provides electronic resources details of which are available on this website. Our physical presence is located in the Education Centre at Basildon Hospital, which you are welcome to visit. We support a wide range of activities, from evidence-based practice to professional development to research.

Library News

Blackwell's Ebook Library Trial - We need your input

Basildon Healthcare Library invites you to take part in a trial evalutation of Blackwell's Ebook Library.

We have FREE access to this electronic library of thousands of medical/ healthcare titles for 30 days beginning Monday 30th June 2014.

This could be a viable, cost effective and efficient way of accessing the books that you need to read in the future but we need to know what you think first.

Content includes classic, seminal texts and brand new, up to date titles

  • Search the online catalogue, for titles and for words within the text.
  • Browse the full text of a book before borrowing.
  • Borrow books - Download books onto your PC or mobile device for a specified loan period.

At the end of the trial we'll ask you what you think of the system!

Please contact library@btuh.nhs.uk for more information and to set up your own personal trial account.

Summer Staffing Times

Between Monday 30th June - 31st August the library will be staffed between 9am and 5pm.

Remember the library is open for reference purposes 24 hours a day.

InfoSkills. A new resource for ALL Basildon staff

<img src="/images/InfoSkills_logo.jpg" class="right" /><p>Click on it & dip into it & use it!</p><ul><li> Want to know how to find the books on your reading list?</li><li>Need to find journal articles on a particular subject?</li><li>Want to know more about The Cochrane Library or healthcare databases?</li><li>Need to know how to reference?</li><li>Plus much more help on finding and using evidence and information.</li></ul> <p>Click <a href="/Courses/InfoSkills.html">here</a> for more information.</p>

WiFi Available Now

A trial is currently underway offering access to WiFi within the Education Centre including Basildon Healthcare Library. Simply connect to Purple-Wifi using your mobile device and complete the online registration form that appears when you first open your internet browser.

BTUH IT account holders can also access WiFi by connecting to BTUH-Mob using their Trust issued username and password, however, please be aware that the IT Department support the BTUH-Mob service on a best endeavours basis, patient care and clinical equipment take priority with regards to service support.

Book Drop Box Now Available

A drop box is located in the Reception area of the Education Centre. BTUH staff can return books out of hours by using their swipe card to get into the Education Centre.


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