Oxford Health Libraries

Working for Oxford Health offers excellent opportunities for learning and development with access to our high-quality knowledge and library services.

Staff and students have access to the full range of services whether they are based at one the Trust’s 100+ sites in Buckinghamshire, Bath, North East Somerset, Oxfordshire and Wiltshire or working from home.

We support staff in all roles and disciplines, clinical and non-clinical, working in primary care, community, mental health and learning disability services.

Our libraries

Oxford Health Library Service includes 3 libraries:

  • Littlemore Library (Littlemore Mental Health Centre, Oxford)
  • Warneford Library (Warneford Hospital, Oxford)
  • Whiteleaf Library (Whiteleaf Centre, Aylesbury)

As an employee you can choose to visit our library sites and/or contact us remotely to meet your knowledge needs.

How libraries can help

Whether you are starting an apprenticeship or studying at master’s level to progress your career, Oxford Health Libraries can help you to achieve your goals.

We offer access to carefully selected resources via our online Knowledge and Library HUB.

We also provide expert advice and training from our library team of knowledge professionals and paraprofessionals.

Supporting your career

We tailor Knowledge and Library services to the needs of our busy staff and students by carrying out literature searches.

We provide specialised evidence bulletins as well as satisfying your requests remotely and posting books to your place of work.

This helps to makes it as easy as possible for you to study, learn and develop your career with us.

Supporting research

For those undertaking research, we also offer ORKA, the Oxford Health Knowledge and Research Archive, a showcase for Trust authored publications as well as student and staff internal projects and posters.

As an NHS Library Service we are focused on delivering services which help patient care, providing resources to support Reading Groups for patients, and World Book Night.

We also support staff well-being with our Book Club, monthly Library Newsletter, Educational Board Games and by providing quiet spaces to study or meet in our libraries.

What our users say

As a member of the Trust Board, I don’t have a lot of spare time to research what I need from the library. Luckily, the library saves me valuable time by carrying out ‘horizon scanning,’ which enables me to perform essential tasks efficiently.

Kerry Rogers, Director of Corporate Affairs

Reflecting on the last two years, I wanted the library team to know how grateful I am for their assistance. My requests for articles were met with efficiency and useful communication updates, which helped keep my stressors down. You became a reliable and dependable resource and a key part of my success.

Specialist Physiotherapist: Physical Disability Physiotherapy Service

I want to give you and your team a 5* review! I think the library service is amazing, whenever I can’t find an article I need for my studies you are there. It’s so helpful, informative and relieving of stress.

Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist in Doctoral Training, North Bucks CAMHS GMH

Page last reviewed: 13 December, 2023