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The Smallwood Library offers a wide variety of services and features



Smallwood Library users have access to over 80,000 publications across BASE Network.  We also hold a collection of fiction titles available to read at your leisure. Items can even be sent to your workplace. Visit the Library Catalogue to reserve or renew items. 

Should you require a book not held within BASE, we can usually source it for you from the British Library. BL loans require a payment of £20.

If you have a title you would like to recommend for us to include in our collection, let us know.



Access to thousands of online journals are provided through the NICE Evidence website. Access is using your NHS OpenAthens account (see below to sign up for an account if you don’t already have one).


Article Requests

Articles can be requested using our online service BaseDoc. Register for an account using your library card details. You can then submit requests at any time from any internet connected device, and also track your request progress and history.


Literature Searches

Smallwood Library can carry out literature searches on your behalf, where you will be able to select the articles you need from a list of abstracts. We also offer assisted searches, where you sit with us while we conduct the search with you (this is a requirement for college/university assignment searches). Submit your search on our online system BaseDoc.



Search a variety of leading healthcare and management databases using your OpenAthens account from the NICE Databases Portal (HDAS).



An NHS OpenAthens account allows you to access a variety of online services such as health databases, e-journals and Oxford Handbooks. You can renew or create an account at the NICE Evidence website.



Our targeted current awareness service ‘KnowledgeShare’ offers high impact publications relevant to your professional interests. Your profile can be created to be as broad as you need or to focus on more specific topics. Contact the Library or fill out this online form to register.


Hot Desking

The Library oversees the hot desking facilities at Moseley Hall Hospital, consisting of six computers with Internet connection and MS Office, connected to a dedicated networked printer. The Hot Desking room is #119, opposite the lift on the first floor, Old Hall, Moseley Hall Hospital. There is also a single PC in the Library itself, which can be used by staff or patients.


Copying, Printing & Scanning

The Library has colour printing and copying facilities up to A3, along with the ability to scan documents as PDFs for emailing. Printing for work purposes is free.



BASE Library Survey 2019

BASE LogoThis survey was written by library staff in August 2019 and is aimed at all permanent and temporary NHS staff members, bank and agency workers, students, trainees and volunteers on placement at BASE library organisations. Your response will take 3 to 5 minutes to complete, is anonymous and will help us to develop the service. Results of the survey will be collated and published. Also available as paper version (download PDF) or at The survey opens on 1st October 2019 and closes on 20th December 2019. Please see contact details for your BASE library here or email: or tel. 0121 424 9824.

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