Books & e-Books

The Library holds approximately 6000 print books covering all professional specialties practiced in the hospital.  The stock is regularly updated with few items over ten years old.  We also have a number of collections including wellbeing books, recreational reads, careers and management and teamwork. Our eBooks are ever growing and can all be accessed with your NHS OpenAthens account.

All Trust staff are able to borrow from the library and can borrow 5 books for 4 weeks at a time.  Our library catalogue is shared with a consortium of other NHS libraries and as such we are able to have access to their collections and are able to borrow them freely.  To register with the library to borrow books please fill in this quick online registration form. 

Print Books

All our print books are available to browse on our library catalogue.   

We have a number of lists available which can be viewed here: 


All eBooks can be accessed via MyAthens using your NHS OpenAthens log in details.

The EBSCO Clinical Collection and Ovid eBooks can be accessed by searching on the Knowledge and Library Hub

EBSCO Clinical Collection: features more than 1,700 titles in medical specialties, nursing, allied health and general practice. (This collection can be accessed by searching the Knowledge and Library Hub)

Kortext eBooks: The collection of eBooks covers subject areas including diversity, resilience and wellbeing, sustainability plus many more! (select Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust as your institution and then enter your OpenAthens Password). Watch this video to find out more.

Ovid eBooks: A selection of medical and nursing books. (log in to your OpenAthens account and select books on the top blue bar)

Oxford Handbooks: Online access to medical and healthcare books from Oxford University Press


If you need help access these resources, please see our training page for a list of the courses we run or contact the library for further information.

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