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The QE Library has access to thousands of journals both online and in print. The majority of our journals are online and you will need to access these titles via your Athens account. If you do not already have an Athens account please register for one at

We have a small selection of current print journals for users to peruse in their leisure and include the following titles:

  • Clinical Medicine
  • Clinical Radiology
  • The Lancet
  • New England Journal of Medicine
  • Rheumatology

If you would like to access any of our online journals you will need to log in to your Athens account and visit your resources page which will list everything available to you including ClinicalKey which will provide access to all Elsevier collections. ClinicalKey has an extensive range of E books, online journals, images and videos all in one place, and also serves as a clinical search engine helping you find and apply relevant knowledge efficiently.

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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.