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Welcome to the UHB Library Podcasts page!

Here you will find podcasts covering a variety of library resources and services.

A new episode will be released on the third Wednesday of each month.

We want to hear your comments! If you have any questions or feedback on the topics covered in our podcasts please contact your site library.

Visit our intranet page: http://uhbhome/library-podcast.htm or contact if you require transcripts of any of our episodes.

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Episode 5: Audiobook Service for Patients – published 18th March 2020


To help with patient wellbeing, we have set-up an Audiobook Service staff can borrow on behalf of patients.

In March’s episode, we provide more information about this service, kindly supported by QEHB Charity, and give a review of the book ‘Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine’ (also available to staff as a print book in our Wellbeing Zone).

Forms for QE are available from: http://uhbeducation/Education/audiobook-service.htm  This service will be available at all UHB sites soon.


Episode 4: Living Library Event – published 19th February 2020


For February’s episode, we chat to the Heartlands Library Team about their highly successful Living Library Event!

This event is the first of its kind for the libraries – keep an eye out for more coming soon.


Episode 3: The Communications Game – published 15th January 2020


Join us for January’s episode of the UHB Library Podcast where we discuss our collection of Educational Board Games and two members of our team will go head-to-head to see who is the better communicator!

As of 2020 The Communications Game is one of six Education Board Games we have available to borrow with a BASE Library Card and are ideal for team meetings and training. Please speak to a member of the team if you would like more information or to borrow a game.


Episode 2: CINAHL/MEDLINE databases – Published 18th December 2019


For December’s episode, we interview Richard Crookes from EBSCO about CINAHL and MEDLINE databases.

Both these databases can be accessed by all UHB Staff and Students via an OpenAthens account. Don’t have an account? Register here:

Want help with literature searching? The library is here for you! We provide training on literature searching, both group and one-to-one, and also offer literature searching and document supply services. Contact your site library for more details.


Episode 1: QE Staff Wellbeing Zone – published 20th November 2019.


Your hosts Jenny and Semanti discuss the creation of the Wellbeing Zone at QE Library, what Trust staff and students can enjoy in the zone and review one of the DVDs available to borrow.

DID YOU KNOW: Good Hope and Solihull will be opening Wellbeing Zones in 2020!




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.