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How do I search the catalogue?

The BASE library catalogue gives you access to the collections of 22 NHS Libraries that are home to over 83,000 books, journals, DVDs, E-books and audio items.

Start your search by entering your search term into the search box on the catalogue page. This could be a subject, a title, a book’s ISBN or an author name.

Click on ‘Advanced search’ under the search box to search only the items held by a particular library, to look for only DVDs for example or to see only items that are currently available to borrow.

Click on ‘Browse by author or subject’ to browse items on a particular subject or search for an particular organisation’s publications.

You will have the option to filter your search results further when the results are displayed.

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