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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.




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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