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Membership eligibility

Members have access to a professional library and information service

Oxford Health Libraries provides a professional library and information service to all staff employed by the following organisations:

Membership Categories

There are 5 main categories of library membership.

Core members (A)

Staff employed by, or working under contract for, the above organisations are entitled to access the full range of services offered by the library. This includes agency staff working for the above organisations and any courses for which there is an existing Service Level Agreement (and in accordance with the terms of the relevant SLA). Most services are provided free of charge (unless otherwise agreed in a SLA) and except as outlined in the table of charges.

Partner members (B)

Members in this category include employees of other NHS organisations within HETV or organisations working in partnership with the NHS (eg hospice staff), clinical attachments and retired NHS staff. Members in this category have free reference access to the libraries. Members with a valid SWIMS card may also borrow books free of charge. Other services are available at an additional charge.

Private partner members (C)

Includes staff of private charitable or commercial hospitals, independent treatment centres and private practitioners. Members in this category may use the library for reference purposes free of charge. Other services are available at an additional charge and payment of an annual membership fee.

Students on clinical placement or pre-registration students (D)

Members in this category will usually be based at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust , South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit ,  Oxfordshire CCG ,NHS England South (South Central), Public Health -Oxford CC or Public Health-Bucks CC   but may be based at other NHS organisations within HETV. Student members may use the library, borrow books and copy journals (according to copyright regulations) free of charge for the duration of their placement. They will be referred to their university library for other services.

External members (E)

Includes members of the public, patients and their carers, students not on placement, plus any groups not included above. Members in this category may use the library for reference purposes without charge. An annual membership fee will apply for members wishing to access other services including book loans. Other services are available at an additional charge.

Last updated: 14 May, 2021

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