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Books & e-Books

The Library holds about 12000 books covering all professional specialties practised in the hospital. The stock is regularly updated, with few items over ten years old.

To find the book you want:

Check the Library's catalogue at https://sten.koha-ptfs.co.uk/.

Members of the library are given usernames and passwords to the catalogue. Once logged in you will be able to renew books online, reserve books and request books held by the other NHS libraries in South London.

We also have a large selection of electronic books, mainly in the field of mental health which are accessible using an OpenAthens password. You can register online for OpenAthens (ensuring that you use your Kingston Hospital email address and enter Kingston Hospital as you organisation) if you need an OpenAthens account. The range includes:

Cardiology (local)

Evidence-Based (local)

Fast Facts (local)

Various OVID e-books (local) (including Made Incredibly Easy)

National Collection (including mental health).

We may be able to borrow books for you through our interlibrary loans scheme. Please contact the library with the details of the book that require.

Recommendations for book purchase are always welcome. Please contact the library with your suggestions.

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