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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.

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.