Library, Knowledge & Information Service

Welcome to the Library, Knowledge & Information Service at Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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We are located on the ground floor of the Education Centre and our services are available to all staff, students on placement at the Trust, and volunteers.

Our dedicated staff are on hand to support you with finding high quality information.

The Library is accessible 24/7 with a Trust ID badge, and is staffed Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 4.30pm.


Get in touch

Direct external number
01226 432653

Library Email

Literature Searching Service

The library can conduct thorough and comprehensive literature searches on a particular topic on your behalf.

Research papers and information can be requested for a number of reasons including the development of guidelines, service improvement, care of a specific patient, CPD and research projects.

If you would like to request a literature search, email details of the search to or call us on 01226 432653.

Journals and databases

The NHS Knowledge and Library Hub is the new ‘one stop shop’ for high quality knowledge and evidence resources.

It includes access to:

  • journals, books and databases
  • clinical decision support resources including NICE Guidelines and BMJ Best Practice
  • policy and management information and research literature
  • resources purchased nationally and locally
  • one-click links to full-text, request a copy or contact an NHS library

Full access is free to all NHS staff and learners using your NHS OpenAthens account.

Don’t yet have an account? Register for NHS OpenAthens

Reminiscence Resources

The library offers Memory Boxes which are available to borrow to help support people with dementia. There are currently 3 different themed boxes including Holidays, the Home and School. These boxes include items which are designed to encourage discussion. Boxes can be borrowed for up to a week at a time. Please get in touch with the library through the usual ways to reserve one of the Memory Boxes.

Reminiscence Box - Holiday
Reminiscence Box - Holiday
Reminiscence Box - School
Reminiscence Box - School
Reminiscence Box - Kitchen
Reminiscence Box - Kitchen


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  • Page last reviewed: 16 July 2024
  • Next review due: 16 July 2025