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Easter weekend

The Library will be unstaffed from
Friday 02 April  – Monday 05 April.

24/7 access and self-service book issue/return is available to registered members of the Library.

Don’t forget you can also access a wealth of resources such as journals, databases and e-books online via NHS OpenAthens.

Help and advice is available via our website, Help section.

Wishing you a Happy Easter.

The Library Team

Holiday details

Exeter Health Library will be operating a virtual library service over the Christmas period.

From Monday 21st December, library staff will be working from home ready to answer your enquiries on rde-tr.library@nhs.net or 07729106174.

As usual, library staff will not be working on weekends and bank holidays, but will respond to your enquiries as soon as we can.

Staff will be back in the library office from Monday January 4th 2021.

We are unstaffed today!

Due to a regional staff training event, we won’t be in the library to help you today. We will be checking emails so the best way to contact us is by email at rde-tr.library@nhs.net

We apologise for any inconvenience.

The Library Team

Exeter Health Library is open for you during lockdown

Whilst using the library please remember that you must wear a face covering and observe social distancing – we have put markings on the floor and some of the desks to help you.

As there is a requirement to wear face coverings, food is not allowed in the library during this time.

Following Trust guidance, we are keeping the windows open to ensure the space is kept well ventilated. This means it may get chilly, so please come prepared with extra layers to keep you cosy. Please don’t shut the windows!

Staffed hours may vary from our usual times, but don’t worry, the team are still working and available to support your information needs. The best way to contact us is by email at


We are providing all our usual services, so please continue to request books, articles, literature searches and information skills training as you would normally do! We are offering tailored training sessions over MS Teams, and are happy to help you with all your enquiries. You can continue to borrow books using our self-service kit, and if you need our help in the library feel free to drop us a message to find out when we will be there to help, or we can arrange to chat to you on MS Teams. To find out more about how we can help you take a look at our website at exeterhealthlibrary.net

As the drop box at Oasis is currently out of service please return any books to the Library in the PMS/RILD building. Alternatively, you can renew your books online, or message us for help with renewals.

The Library doors will be unlocked as usual from 08.30-17.30, Monday to Friday. If you need access outside these times and don’t already have it just let us know and we can help.

Stay safe everyone!

The Library Team

Temporary changes in Exeter Health Library

Some of you may already have noticed a change that has taken place in the Library this week – in the build up to MY CARE go live next month, and during those important first few weeks of go live, the IT suites in the Library are being used to accommodate the MY CARE service desk.

Whilst this is great news for all those MY CARE user who will need help and support during go live, it does mean that we are offering much reduced access to computers in the Library at the moment.

We’d like to apologise for the inconvenience, and will do our best to support your learning needs throughout this period – do come and talk to us if you need help.

We’ll be back to normal soon!

All the best,

The Library Team

New self-issue machine + security system!

Exeter Health Library is getting a new self-issue and security system! We are excited to announce that our new kit is going to be installed from the 4th to 9th September. We will still be operational during most of this period, but users may notice a little disruption around the Library entrance and Issue desk. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. Whilst the gates themselves are being installed there will be some periods where access to the library is unavailable. We’ll advertise these times on our Website www.exeterhealthlibrary.net and social media.

Hope to see you soon, 

The Library Team

Notice for Library users

From Monday 13th July 2020 Exeter Health Library will be staffed on a daily basis, and we are looking forward to being able to offer support to library users in person again.

Things to note:

We will be staffing on a rota basis, with most of the team continuing to work remotely, so email is still the best way to get in touch.

As for the rest of the site, face masks should be worn when using the library, which unfortunately means that for the foreseeable future library users will not be able to eat in the library.

Access to the RILD is now by swipe card only – if you need access to the library but can’t currently access the RILD building please let us know.

We are adhering to social distancing measures, which means that there are a reduced number of PCs and study spaces available for use in the Library.

Library skills training will continue to be offered virtually, using MS Teams.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

The Library Team

rde-tr.library@nhs.net                                                                                                 exeterhealthlibrary.net

Health Information Week webinar – Monday 06 July 2020

Health Literacy and Patient Information in BMJ Best Practice – Health Information Week Webinar, 12:00-12:30, 6 July 2020

This lunch-time webinar, delivered jointly by HEE and BMJ for Health Information Week 2020, will highlight some of the health literacy challenges that lead to poor outcomes and demonstrate ways that clinicians can use BMJ Best Practice to support shared decision-making. Join live by Webex:

Join meeting

When prompted, please enter your name and email address to connect to the meeting

Meeting number (access code): 163 673 6696

Meeting password: 4xePSmwy5V5

A recording will be available after the event.

Drop-in computers

Tomorrow, Friday 3rd July, the drop-in computers in Exeter Health Library will not be available until the afternoon.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

The Library Team.

Access to Exeter Health Library

In line with current Trust policy, access to the Library in the RILD Building is now by swipe card only.

Let us know by email rde-tr.library@nhs.net if there are any problems as the Library is still open to all staff.

Remember to always wear a face mask when you come into the Library and if needing to change it, please dispose of it correctly.

Thank you!