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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.




Get text messages from your library!

Would you like a text message when your books are due or you have a book to collect from us?

Base Libraries are now offering free text alerts for members.

To start using the service, please enter your mobile telephone number, work email address and another identifier such as your name or library card number in the boxes. By entering your details you are consenting to your personal information being processed and held according to the Privacy Notice

You can also log into your account and go to 'your messaging' to enter your SMS number and messaging options, or contact your local Base Library to opt in. You can remove your number at any time from your account to stop receiving texts.