Using the library services

The library and information services exists to support the provision of high quality health care, by providing access to the knowledge base of health care, and by facilitating its effective use.

Enquiry services

Qualified library staff are available at Truro and Bodmin to help locate a resource or the material you need.

Literature searches

Library staff will undertake clinical literature searches on your behalf. You may be present during these searches to help refine the results, or they may be done in your absence and the results emailed or sent to you. We can also offer support for course work and research.

Use the online literature search request form to submit a request.

Inter-library loan services

Books or journal articles not in stock can be borrowed from other libraries. Please fill in our request a book form or request a journal article form with as much detail as possible. If an item is required urgently for patient care please phone the library.

For more information on this service see our Inter-library loan page.

Training services

Training sessions in literature searching skills are available for individuals or groups. We can advise about types and times of sessions. See what courses are available and how to book onto them on our training page.

Computer access

Library computers provide access to the internet and a full range of Windows software. For details see our computer access and WiFi page.

Photocopying, printing and scanning services

There are photocopying machines and printers available for general use in the library at Truro and Bodmin. More details on our Photocopying, printing and scanning page.

Study spaces and facilities

There are study rooms available in the library at the Knowledge Spa. For details on room sizes, facilities and how to book see our study spaces page.

Out of hours access details

There is out of hours access available at both of our library sites. For more details on how to apply for access to either library or using the library when unstaffed, visit our out of hours access page.

Page last reviewed: 8 December 2022

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