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Members Guide to the Library Catalogue

Basic Search (no login required) A keyword search returns all records with that keyword in any field. Single words normally generate more results. When searching for more than one word, records are returned that contain all words. For instance, searching for Oxford Medicine returns all records containing Oxford AND Medicine anywhere in the record, i.e. […]

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Apply for Membership Online

If you are not yet a member of Base Library and would like to join, you can apply online at the Base Library website here. You will need to be a new applicant and permanent or temporary NHS staff member, bank or agency worker, student, trainee or volunteer on placement at a BASE Library organisation […]

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Library catalogue not affected by cyber threat

The WannaCry ransomware attack only affects computers running the Microsoft Windows operating system. The BASE Library Catalogue and website are unaffected by this threat. For latest advice from National Cyber Security Centre, see:-  

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Sandwell Library closed for refurbishment

Sandwell Library will be closing for six months from Friday 17th March at 16.30 while the Education Centre is being refurbished. All the staff and books will be relocating to the library at City Hospital, which is located within the Postgraduate Centre. We will be at City Library from Wednesday 22nd March but if you […]

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Cannock Chase Hospital Library

The library at Cannock Chase Hospital is moving to a new location and will be closed between Wednesday 22nd March and Wednesday 12th April. The new location will be; Education & Conference Centre, Level 3, Cannock Chase Hospital, Brunswick Road, Cannock, WS11 5XY

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Have you changed your password?

If you have never changed your library password, we strongly advise you to do so, to avoid any unauthorised access to your library account. It’s easy to change the password for your library account! Go to and click or tap ‘Log in to My Account‘. Enter your library card number and your current password/PIN […]

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Subscribing to RSS feeds using Microsoft Outlook

A list of RSS feeds showing Recent Acquisitions is available from the OPAC Home Page: These feeds are best consumed in an RSS Reader, i.e: FeedReader NewsGator Google Reader netvibes You may find these feeds limited using Microsoft Outlook’s RSS Reader: Use the following steps to customise the content of the feed for a better experience […]

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