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Basildon Healthcare Library

is a multidisciplinary library which supports all NHS and Social Care staff including 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

Placing Holds on Books

There is currently an intermittent error occuring when placing holds on books via the ELMS Library Catalogue. If you receive an error message saying "No items qualified for hold" please contact the library desk on 01268 524900 ext 3594 or email library@btuh.nhs.uk.

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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