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Opening times:
08:30am 06:00pm
08:30am 05:00pm
020 7288 3580

Whittington Health Library
The Whittington Hospital Level 1
Highgate Wing
Dartmouth Park Hill
N19 5JG

We offer a friendly, comprehensive and modern library service to NHS staff from Whittington Health and Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust. Book loan and IT services are also provided to UCL students working at Whittington Health, as well as study space and IT services for Middlesex University students on placement at the hospital.

Where are we? The library is based in the Highgate Wing of the hospital on Dartmouth Park Hill and as you can see from this map, we are close to several transport links, making it easy for you to visit.
What have we got? The library collection covers areas such as medicine, nursing and mental health. There are quiet study and reading spaces, a computer area and a dedicated training room which can be booked for meetings.

Our Mission Our members needs are central to how we approach the service and we invite your suggestions and contributions to ensure that you, the user, are receiving a service that is relevant. Our goal is to support you in the work that you do, in your learning and development and any research activities that you may undertake.  

Library News    

  • New Library closing times from Monday 26th January till March 2015
    Due to recent developments the Library will temporarily suspend its out-of-hours access from 26 January until March 2015. The Library will close at 6.00pm Monday - Thursday and 5.00pm on Fridays.
    From March we hope to have the entire Library open in the evening, including access to the book collection.
    We apologise for the disruption to our service at this time. 
  • We are pleased to inform you that the following Evidence Updates have recently been published:
    Spasticity in children and young people with non-progressive brain disorders
    Hyperphosphataemia in chronic kidney disease
    Ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage
    NICE Evidence Updates help to reduce the need for individuals, managers and commissioners to search for new evidence and keep health and social care professionals up-to-date with new research
  • Attention Junior Doctors! Licences are available for BMJ OnExamination the leading provider of online exam preparation with specialities including GP, surgery, child health, O & G, anaesthesia and psychiatry. (30 x 2 month accounts available) Contact the Library to obtain a licence.

  • Dr Companion Smartphone app: The Library is currently involved in a two year pilot project to provide access to textbooks and local Trust guidelines via a smartphone app. This project is strictly for the following groups of staff, these being Core Psychiatric trainees from Camden and Islington Mental Health Foundation Trust and FY1's and FY2's from Whittington Health Trust. Please contact the Library if you would like access to this resource.
    Additionally, we are exploring ways in which we might extend provision of this app project to other groups of staff in the NHS, so watch this space!