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An OpenAthens account gives you access to the library’s electronic resource collection which includes journals, eBooks, clincial information tools, clinical videos and examination revision packages. Upon registering you will receive a username and password that allows you a single login to access the library’s extensive online collection.

To register for an OpenAthens account visit: and complete a quick online registration form. You can register for Athens from work or home and for instant access we advise you to register using your UHB Trust email address (using a personal email address will result in a slight delay in gaining Athens access as your account will need to be verified).

Please note to be eligible for an OpenAthens account you must currently be employed at UHB or a student on placement at the Trust.

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.