Join the library
Membership /KnowledgeShare form 2018
OHFT Privacy Notice – SWIMS 2018
Who can join the library?
Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust library service is the home library for the following NHS organisations:
- Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
- South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit
- Oxfordshire CCG
- NHS England South (South Central team)
- Public Health Staff -Oxford
- Public Health Staff – Aylesbury
Students may also join the library whilst on placement with the above organisations. Services to students are provided in accordance with the Library Charter for placement students 2017.
Membership is also available to other NHS staff, non-NHS health and social care staff, students not on placement and to patients, carers, and members of the public using the External Membership Form 2017.
You can check eligibility for services to see which services you are entitled to access. A charge may be made for membership and additional fees will be levied for some services. There are no charges for reference only use of the library. For more information please see our service charges.
If you are unsure or have any queries, please contact the library for clarification. For more information, expand the boxes below.
Eligibility for library services
This table shows which services different categories of members are entitled to use. For more details about any of these services please contact the library.
|Membership charges (for services above reference access)||No||No||Yes||No||Yes|
|Access to electronic books and journals||Yes||No||No||Yes¹||No|
|Self service photocopying||Yes||£||£||£||£|
|Mediated literature searches||Yes||£||£||£||£|
|Current awareness and alerts||Yes||No||No||No||No|
£ Charges apply – these may vary due to membership criteria
* There are some exceptions – see Service Charges
¹ Only applies to students on placement with Oxford Health NHS Trust or at organisations where this is included in SLA’s
² Staff on clinical attachment may have out-of-hours access
How do I register?
To join the library simply complete a library registration form (download link at the top of the page) and hand it to a member of library staff along with ID*. Library registration forms are also available in all the Trust libraries. You can also scan and email or post the form to any of the libraries.Please read the Users Charter before you sign your registration form.
*All NHS staff are required to show suitable NHS ID before their membership can be activated. Proof of status is required for non-NHS applicants.
Once you have registered with the library, you may use any of the Trust libraries. Keep your SWIMS library card and also use it to access other South Central NHS libraries for basic services – loans, reference and enquiries.
All new library members are offered a short induction at their chosen library, which introduces them to the range of resources and services offered by the library, including:
- Registering with the library
- Finding the library catalogue
- Borrowing books and journals
- Registering for an athens username and password
- Accessing online journals and databases
- Enquiries, inter-library loans and training sessions
- Out of hours access to the library
This induction will be useful for new members and those who would like an update on new library resources.
Last updated: 5 March, 2019