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There are 21 NHS libraries located across Birmingham, Solihull and the Black Country that are part of the BASE library consortium. Please note that although many BASE libraries welcome visitors from outside of their own organisation, some are unable to accept external visitors. Please check the visiting details below before travelling.

Please contact your ‘home’ BASE library with membership, loans and stock enquiries.

For general enquiries about the BASE consortium or website feedback please email baselibrary.consortium@nhs.net.

Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust

Barberry Library The Barberry
25 Vincent Drive
Edgbaston
Birmingham B15 2FG
Ph: 0121 301 2059

The team are available off site Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm, please contact by phone or email
Uffculme Library Library
Upper Conservatory
Uffculme Centre
52 Queensbridge Road
Moseley
Birmingham B13 8QY
Ph: 0121 301 0024

The team are available off site Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm, please contact by phone or email

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust

Smallwood Library Moseley Hall Hospital
Alcester Road
Birmingham B13 8JL
Ph: 0121 466 6282
smallwood.library@nhs.net
The Smallwood Library team will be operating a virtual service from 20 March 2020 until further notice. The library can be accessed by all staff with your ID badge and books may be borrowed from the self-issue machine. Please email all general library enquiries regarding article supply etc to the smallwood library email address. 

Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

Birmingham Children’s Hospital Steelhouse Lane
Birmingham B4 6NH
Ph: 0121 333 8644

The team is available off site offering a virtual service Monday to Friday 9 am – 5 pm on the phone and email address.

The library is open 24 hours a day, every day of the year with a Trust ID card (unless otherwise notified)

Birmingham Women’s Hospital Library and Knowledge Service
Mindelsohn Way
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TG
Ph: 0121 335 8233
bwc.library@nhs.net
The team is available off site offering a virtual service Monday to Friday 9 am – 5 pm on the phone and email address. 

The library is open 24 hours a day, every day of the year with a Trust ID card (unless otherwise notified)

Dudley & Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

Dorothy Pattison Hospital Library Alumwell Close
Walsall WS2 9XH
Ph: 01922 607 040
dwmh.dorothypattison.library@nhs.net
The team are available off site and can be contacted by phone or email. 
Tariq Saraf Library Bushey Fields Hospital
Henry Lautch Centre
Dudley DY1 2LZ
Ph: 01384 325 099
dwmh.tariqsaraf.library@nhs.net
The team are available off site and can be contacted by phone or email. 

The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust

Russells Hall Hospital Library Services
First Floor
South Block
Dudley
DY1 2HQ
dgft.library.services@nhs.net
The library team will be available remotely from Monday to Friday 8.30 am – 4.30 pm following trust guidance. Please email the team. 

The library is open 24 hours a day with a valid Trust ID Badge.

Knowledge Services – Dudley Public Health

Knowledge Services – Dudley Public Health Dudley Public Library
Floor 2, Dudley Library
St James Road
Dudley DY1 1HR
Ph: 01384 816 173
knowledgeservices@dudley.gov.uk
The Knowledge Services at Dudley Public Health library team are available remotely and can be contacted by email or phone. 
The Library – Sandwell Public Health Sandwell Council
Jack Judge House
Halesowen Street
PO Box 15888
Oldbury B69 9EN
Ph: 01384 816 173
knowledgeservices@dudley.gov.uk
The library at Sandwell Public Health team are available remotely and can be contacted by email or phone.

Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust

City Hospital Bevan Library, Postgraduate Education Centre
Dudley Road
Birmingham B18 7QH
Ph: 0121 507 4491
swbh.library@nhs.net
24 hour access available for staff/students with ID cards.

Please note – this library is unable to accept external visitors in person

Sandwell Hospital Library Lyndon
West Bromwich B71 4HJ
Ph: 0121 507 3587
swbh.library@nhs.net
Staffed hours are Monday to Friday 8.30 am – 4.30 pm.

All BASE members can visit in person during staffed hours.

Sandwell Hospital Library is the main point of access for staff and books.

The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Royal Orthopaedic Hospital Knowledge Hub
Royal Orthopaedic Hospital
Bristol Road South
Northfield
Birmingham B31 2A
roh.library@nhs.net 

The team is available by email from 9:30 – 16:00

 

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

Bell Library, New Cross Hospital Wolverhampton Medical Institute
Wolverhampton
WV10 0QP
Ph: 01902 695 322
rwh-tr.BellLibrary@nhs.net
The team is available from off site.
Cannock Chase Hospital Library, Conference Centre
Level 3
Brunswick Road
Cannock
WS11 5XY
Ph: 01902 695 322
rwh-tr.BellLibrary@nhs.net
Please note – this library is unable to accept external visitors in person.
Oak Library, Penn Hospital Beeches Education Centre
Penn Road
Wolverhampton WV4 5HN
Ph: 01902 695 322
rwh-tr.BellLibrary@nhs.net
Please note – this library is unable to accept external visitors in person.

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Birmingham Heartlands Hospital Bordesley Green East
Birmingham B9 5SS
Ph: 0121 424 2583
heartlands.library@heartofengland.nhs.uk
Due to the current circumstances counters are closed. Staff are supporting remotely (Athens access, Article Requests, Lit Searching, e-resources & more) by email. 
Good Hope Hospital Rectory Road
Sutton Coldfield B75 7RR
Ph: 0121 424 7833
goodhope.library@heartofengland.nhs.uk
Due to the current circumstances library counters are closed. Staff are supporting remotely (Athens access, Article Requests, Lit Searching, e-resources & more) by email. 
Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham Library Education Centre
Birmingham
Mindelsohn Way
Birmingham B15 2WB
Ph: 0121 371 2485
QELibrary@uhb.nhs.uk
Due to the current circumstances library counters are closed. Staff are supporting remotely (Athens access, Article Requests, Lit Searching, e-resources & more) by email. 
Solihull Hospital Library Lode Lane
Solihull B91 2JL
Ph: 0121 424 5196
solihull.library@heartofengland.nhs.uk
Due to the current circumstances library counters are closed. Staff are supporting remotely (Athens access, Article Requests, Lit Searching, e-resources & more) by email. 

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust

Manor Hospital (MAN), Walsall Manor Learning and Conference Centre Library
Moat Road
Walsall WS2 9PS
Ph: 01922 656 628
library.service@walsallhealthcare.nhs.uk
Staffed hours are Monday to Friday 8.30 am — 5 pm

The library is open 24 hours a day with a valid Trust ID Badge

Please note – this library is unable to accept external visitors in person.

 

 

Changes to the BASE Library Service

As a response to Covid-19, some BASE libraries have now closed their counter services (all library closures will be posted on the Locations page). All library teams are still providing an enquiry service and can be contacted by email and phone if their counter is not open. Reservations are not available, however you may browse the catalogue and access e-resources. Items on loan have been automatically renewed and will not incur a fine. Most libraries are not providing new member registrations. More information on current service can be found here.