The libraries hold around 13,000 books and have access to a large number of electronic books and journals. The stock at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Libraries covers multi-disciplinary healthcare including medicine and surgery, nursing and midwifery, allied health professions (Physiotherapy, occupational therapy, pharmacy, clinical support functions) and mental health, as well as management, education, government and policy documents.

  • You will need an Athens username and password to access NHS licensed materials. Apply for one here.
  • You can search for locally (Kent, Surrey and Sussex) available books and journals using the library catalogue. Ask staff for your PIN so that you can manage your account remotely. You can find help in using the catalogue here
  • If we do not hold the items you need, we are usually able to supply materials within a short time-frame. There is a small charge for this service. Please contact staff for help.

The catalogue is available as a free app. Download BookMyne from iTunes App Store or Google Play

Books

Library Catalogue

Search for physical and electronic book stock. Follow links to read online or reserve items for collection.

Clinical Key

Access more than 1000 e-book titles via Clinical Key. NHS OpenAthens username and password required.  Clinical Key app now available- download to your smartphone and access with an NHS OpenAthens account.

Oxford Handbooks

Access a large range of the Oxford Handbook series, including surgery, anaesthesia, paediatrics, OT and psychiatry. NHS OpenAthens username and password required.

Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures

Evidence-based clinical skills and procedures related to essential aspects of a patient’s care. Access onsite via direct link for Maidstone and Tunbridge NHS Trust employees on the Library Resources intranet page or NHS OpenAthens username and password required for off-site access.

Journals

Library Catalogue

Search for physical and electronic journal stock. Follow links to read online or request items for collection.

Clinical Key

Access more than 600 journal titles via Clinical Key. NHS OpenAthens username and password required.  Clinical Key app now available- download to your smartphone and access with an NHS OpenAthens account.

NICE Journals and Databases

Search or browse the complete list of journals available to NHS employees locally and nationally. NHS OpenAthens username and password required.

BMJ Case Reports

Get your case reports published in a BMJ Journal with the Library’s subscription.  Contact the Library Service for the submission code.  NHS OpenAthens username and password required to read BMJ Case Reports.