|About the John Squire Library|
How to contact us
Mon-Fri: 9 - 6
Who can use us
The John Squire Library is a multidisciplinary health care library providing information
services to the following groups:
We also admit bona-fide users as visitors for reference purposes. They should note that some of the services described are only available to the above groups (registered members). The library can accommodate up to 94 readers on two floors.
The library holds an extensive book and journal collection covering the biomedical sciences, clinical medicine, nursing and related subjects. There are subsidiary collections of general reference material and electronic books. A large proportion of the stock is available for loan to library members.
A wide range of services is provided. The NHS Evidence service provides access to databases, including MEDLINE, CINAHL (nursing and allied health), the British Nursing Index (BNI) and over 1000 full-text journals over the Internet for NHS staff. Full training can be given in conducting effective literature searches. Access to the Internet is offered as are word processing and spreadsheet facilities. Document delivery services include the provision of internal and interlibrary loans, and the photocopying of copyright material (subject to certain legal restrictions).
The library contributes to the production of the North Thames Current Awareness Bulletin for Nurses, Midwives and PAMs, copies of which can be obtained from the library, or sent on a monthly basis on request.
The Patients' Library
The Patients' Library
provides recreational library services to the in-patients of Northwick Park
& St. Mark's Hospitals. There are visits to the wards by volunteer librarians, and a
well-furnished library room which may be used both by hospital staff (who must
join before borrowing books) and by mobile patients.
The library room is on level 6 outside Fletcher Ward in the main ward block, and is open on weekdays between 9.30 and 4.30. Book sales are held twice a year to raise funds and there is an on-going sale of second-hand books outside both the patients' and the John Squire Library.