Welcome to your library and knowledge service

Update: Library services during the Covid-19 pandemic

Library staff are able to respond to your enquiries and requests for evidence. Library skills training can be delivered remotely and you can access our range of electronic resources from home by registering for an OpenAthens password. Contact your specialist librarian for information.

Extra hygiene measures are in place in our libraries to ensure that books can still be borrowed, and our loan periods have been extended to avoid you needing to come into the library. You can renew your current loans online at www.southeastlibrarysearch.nhs.uk.

If visiting our libraries, please follow social distancing guidance. Sit apart if using our PCs and please keep your distance from our Enquiry Desks. Some of our libraries are operating reduced opening hours and staffing levels. These are subject to change at short notice so you are advised to ring ahead of your visit if you need to speak to library staff. Please see your nearest library for details.

Our library service

Regardless of base or locality, all Sussex Partnership staff can use all the NHS libraries in Sussex and Hampshire.

Find the nearest NHS library to your work or home

Here's how we can help you.

Informing best practice

We supply the evidence base to support decision making on treatment, patient care, patient safety, commissioning and policy. 

Whatever your role, you will have confidence that you’re using the best quality information in your work.

Knowledge at your fingertips

Register for an NHS OpenAthens password and explore our range of online resources, including health databases, journals, e-books and clinical summaries.

We’ll find the answers

Ask the question and we’ll provide the answer, be it for menus of treatment, guidelines, cost-effective commissioning or research and development. And we will filter the results to supply exactly what you want. Request an evidence search from our team of expert searchers.

We’ll keep you up-to-date

We'll help you keep your reading pile under control. We can send you the latest contents pages of your chosen journals and alert you to new developments in areas you are working in. Find out how to stay up to date.

We’ll support your studies

Send us your reading list or browse our vast book and journals collections. If we don’t have the book or journal you need, you can request it from our libraries.

Studying for your Royal College exams? See the exam preparation questions available to you.

We’ll improve your searching and evaluation skills

Our expert trainers can show you where to go for reliable health information and how to evaluate web resources. They provide group training or tailored sessions aligned to KSF. Find out more and book your training now.

Contact us

If you have any questions or would like more information please contact us on spnt.library-services@nhs.net and your enquiry will be directed to one of our team of knowledge experts.