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Library Membership

The Trust’s Library Service is a partner in the BASE Network, which includes 21 health libraries in the Birmingham, Solihull and Black Country areas. Your library membership entitles you to reserve and loan books from any of the partner libraries, subject to conditions.

To register for a BASE Library card please on the BASE logo and select Apply Online. This service is available to RWT staff and students on placement with the Trust.

You can loan books from any of the three library sites; New Cross Hospital, Cannock Chase Hospital and Penn Hospital. Please ensure that you have your library card with you to loan books. Search the catalogue by clicking the logo above

Open Athens

Open Athens is the NHS authentication system that manages access to licensed published content and includes access to e-books, clinical databases, e-journals and other content.

To register for an account, click here.  

To login to your account click here.




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.