Register and join the library

Registration form

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What is your name?*
Please include the department you work in
What is your work or course email?*
Secondary email (Must be different to your work email)*We require 3 viable contact methods to process an application, typically 2 different email address and a valid phone number. We cannot finish processing your application without 3 forms of contact.
What is your contract, placement or course expiry date?
Card TypeIn an effort to save on plastic, we are offering library numbers as stickers to be attached to the back of hospital or university ID cards. If you would like a sticker rather than a separate card, please tick the box
If you are unable to come to the Health Library at Treliske to collect your Library card after your registration has been completed, we can send your library card to your place of work through internal post; if you wish to do this, please put in your workplace address here. Otherwise please leave this field blank. Unfortunately, we cannot send to private addresses. Please supply a full address, including department (if applicable) and post code.
Library Privacy Policy acceptance*
Library regulations acceptance*
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Register and join the library using the form below to apply for a library account.

  • By completing the form you are agreeing to abide by the library rules and regulations.
  • Your information will be stored on a secure system and only held for as long as is required for library purposes.

Please ask library staff if you require more information.

Who can join?

You are entitled to full library services if you are:

  • NHS employed staff
  • Staff delivering NHS commissioned care
  • Student or academic members of Plymouth University (Faculty of Health and Social Work)
  • Student or academic members of Peninsula Dental School
  • Student or academic members of the University of Exeter Medical School
  • Students on placement
  • Hospice staff
  • SWASFT staff
Public and walk-in access

Public/walk in access

In addition, limited access to the library is permitted for the general public.

Books and journals may be consulted within the library but may not be borrowed. However photocopies may be made, within the legal limit, at a cost of 5p per A4 sheet.

Access to library computers or the internet is not possible for anyone other than NHS employees or registered students. Internet access is provided through NHS or the University of Exeter or Plymouth University network, which is strictly limited for reasons of data security and confidentiality.

In addition, use of software and databases is regulated by licence agreements. Individuals wishing to use computers or the Internet are recommended to use the public library service.

Library staff are able to offer basic advice such as indicating where to look on the shelves or giving instructions on using the photocopier. However, extensive advice or assistance which would use staff time otherwise devoted to supporting core library users is not possible.

Alternatively you may wish to pay an annual fee to join the library. As an associate member you are entitled to borrow books from the library service. Contact us for further details.

Library privacy policy and regulations

Please read the following documents before filling out the form.

Page last reviewed: 18 November 2022

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