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Library & Knowledge Services

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust hosts two library services for use by NHS employees, trainees, medical students and undergraduate healthcare students who are working in the local health economy. Reference access is available to anyone in these groups during staffed hours. Reference access is also available to patients and the public. Additional services, access to e-resources and out of hours provision may also be available, dependent on your employer.

Opening Hours

Tunbridge Wells Hospital:

8:30am to 5:00pm Monday – Friday

Maidstone Hospital:

9:00am to 5:00pm Monday – Friday

Out-of-Hours access is available. Please ask a member of the team for more information.

Contacts

Tunbridge Wells Hospital:

01892 635884/635489

Maidstone Hospital:

01622 224647

email: mtw-tr.library@nhs.net

Head of Library & Knowledge Services: 

Emma Aldrich: emma.aldrich@nhs.net

01622 224874/ 01892 635871

Outreach & Training Librarian:

Alison Millis: alison.millis@nhs.net

01892 635994/ 07500 814120

Find us

The Library, Tunbridge Wells Hospital:

Level -2, Education and Training Centre

The library, Maidstone Hospital:

Level 1, Academic Centre

How to join

If you are a member of staff at Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells or other local NHS Trusts, you may join the libraries free of charge. Students and trainees on placement within the local health economy can also join without payment. Other groups or individuals should contact the Head of Library Services to enquire about registration.

Please print and complete our Library Registration Form  and return to either of our libraries by post or scanned to email.

Our services

We offer standard core services to all members, except where licensing arrangements for electronic resources restrict access. These core services include:

  • Physical access to premises during staffed opening hours
  • Book loans for 4 weeks
  • DVD loans for 1 week
  • Leisure reading collections (Tunbridge Wells at Pembury site)
  • Printing, photocopying, scanning, laminating and binding facilities (charges apply for these services)
  • Access to computers
  • Training (database searching, critical appraisal, study skills)
  • Literature searching (not available to students)

Subject-based guidance is available in downloadable format under our Databases and Resources section; a guide for health information sources for patients and the public can also be found there.