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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 4.30pm Monday – Friday

Maidstone Hospital:

8:30am to 4.30pm Monday – Friday

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


Tunbridge Wells Hospital:

01892 635884

Maidstone Hospital:

01622 224647


Head of Library & Knowledge Services: 

Emma Aldrich:

01622 224874/ 01892 635871


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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 complete our Library Registration Form  to join our libraries

Please read our Privacy Statements for further information on how we will use your personal information.

Please read our 24 hour access agreement if you sign up for out-of-hours services when you complete our registration form

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
  • Leisure reading collections
  • Printing, photocopying, scanning, laminating and binding facilities (charges apply for these services)
  • Access to computers
  • Training (database searching, critical appraisal, study skills)
  • Evidence searching (not available to students)

You can watch a brief video introducing our spaces and services here

You can find links to core services via our Library Padlet here