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Libraries are located in each of the major hospitals in Wales and aim to provide a friendly, helpful and responsive high quality service to support patient care, education, continuing professional development, training and research.  

Search your library by name or location below by clicking on the magnifying glass to find out more details on their access, opening hours, contact details and how they can help you today!

University Hospital Llandough, Archie Cochrane Library, Penarth (Cardiff University)


The Archie Cochrane Library is situated in the Education Centre of Llandough Hospital and contains collections on medicine, surgery, nursing, allied health, psychiatry and psychology, as well as the Cochrane Archive. Opening Hours : Monday 09:00 - 17:00 Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00 Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00 Thursday 09:00 - 17:00 Friday 09:00 - 17:00 Saturday Closed Out of Hours Access arrangements: Available with pre-activated library membership card. Contact Details:
Library Manager : Rosemary Soper, Cardiff & Vale UHB Librarian
Address : Archie Cochrane Library, Education Centre, Llandough Hospital, Penarth CF64 2XX Telephone : 029 2071 5497 Email : cochraneliby@cardiff.ac.uk Further details of services, location, contact details. Archie Cochrane Library Website




University Hospital of Wales, Brian Cooke Library, Cardiff (Cardiff University)


Staffed Hours : Monday 12:00-14:00 Tuesday 12:00-14:00 Wednesday 12:00-14:00 Thursday 12:00-14:00 Friday 12:00-14:00 Open Access Hours : Monday 08:30 - 17:00 Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00 Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00 Thursday 08:30 - 17:00 Friday 08:30 - 17:00

Out of Hours Access Arrangements: n/a, please use the Health Library

General Library Contact: Address : University Dental Hospital, 4th floor, 474, Heath Park, Cardiff, CF14 4XY Telephone : 029 20688152 Email : BrianCookeLiby@cardiff.ac.uk Brian Cooke Library Website




Bronllys Hospital Library, Bronllys, Powys


Staffed Hours : Monday 09:00 - 17:00 Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00 Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00 Thursday 09:00 - 17:00 Friday 09:00 - 17:00 Open Hours : Access is available 24 hours a day for medical staff and students on placement. A key or security code is required.
Contact Details:
Library Knowledge Services Manager : Ms Jane Parry
Address : Library & Information Service, Bronllys Hospital, Bronllys, Powys LD3 0LU Telephone: 01874 712576 Fax: 01970 635386 Email : powys.library@wales.nhs.uk Further details of services, location, contact details. Bronllys Hospital Library Website




Bronglais Hospital Library, Aberystwyth


Opening Hours: Monday 9:00 - 16:00 Tuesday 09:00 - 16:00 Wednesday 09:00 - 16:00 Thursday 09:00 - 16:00 Friday 09:00 - 16:00 Out of Hours Access arrangements: For access out of staffed hours, please speak to the library staff for entry arrangements.

Contact Details:
Library Knowledge Services Manager : Mrs Rosalind Llewelyn-Harris
Address : Bronglias Library, Bronglais General Hospital, Caradog Road, Aberystwyth SY23 1ER Telephone: 01970 635803 Email : library.bronglais.hdd@wales.nhs.uk Further details of services, location, contact details. Bronglais Hopsital Library Website (intranet only)




Glan Clwyd Hospital Library, Rhyl


Opening Hours : Monday 09:00 - 17:00 Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00 Wednesday 09:00 - 17:000 Thursday 09:00 - 17:00 Friday 09:00 - 17:00 Out of Hours Access arrangements: Swipe card access via a Health Board ID Badge will be required by all categories of staff to access the library outside the above staffed hours.
Contact Details:
Library Manager : Mrs Nia Jenkins
Address : Llyfrgell/Library, Glan Clwyd Hospital, Bodelwyddan, Rhyl, Sir Ddinbych / Denbighshire LL18 5UJ Telephone : 01745 534882 Email : BCU.LibraryCentral@wales.nhs.uk Further details of services, location, contact details. Glan Clwyd Hospital Library Website




Hafan Derwen Library, Carmarthen


Opening Hours : Monday 09:00 - 16:00 Tuesday 09:00 - 16:00 Wednesday 09:00 - 16:00 Thursday 09:00 - 16:00 Friday 09:00 - 16:00 Ouf of Hours Access arrangements: No access to the building between 8pm-7am. Between 7am-8pm, please use the intercom on the exterior door to be granted access.
Contact Details:
Library & Knowledge Services Manager : Mrs Gaynor Thomas
Address : Library Services, Hafan Derwen, Parc Dewi Sant, Carmarthen SA31 3BB Telephone : 01267 239806 Fax : 01267 239604 Email : library.hafanderwen@wales.nhs.uk Further details of services, location, contact details. Hafan Derwen Library Website (intranet only)




Glangwili Hospital Library, Carmarthen


Opening Hours :
Monday 09:00 - 16:00 Tuesday 09:00 - 16:00 Wednesday 09:00 - 16:00 Thursday 09:00 - 16:00 Friday 09:00 - 16:00 Out of Hours Access arrangements: Access with Hywel Dda ID card
Contact Details:
Library Manager : Katrina Hall, Library & Knowledge Services Manager
Address : Glangwili Library, Glangwili General Hospital, Carmarthen SA31 2AF Telephone : 01267 227076 Email : library.glangwili.hdd@wales.nhs.uk Further details of services, location, contact details. Glangwili Hospital Library Website (Intranet only)




University Hospital of Wales, Health Library, Cardiff (Cardiff University)


Opening Hours : Access is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This may vary around public holidays so please check website. Between 6.00pm – 7.15am, entry is via swipe card access for which a current Cardiff University library/ID card is required. About: The Health Library is located on the ground, first and second floors of the Cochrane Building. Library skills training for staff and students in Biomedical and Life Sciences subjects is also available in the library. Ground Floor : Social Learning Zone
First Floor : Open-Access Computers / Books and Journals / Enquiries Desk
Second Floor : Silent Study Zone / Group Study Rooms / Open-Access Computers


General Contact Details: Address : Health Library, Cochrane Building, Heath Park Cardiff CF14 4YU Telephone : 02920 688137 Email : healthlibrary@cardiff.ac.uk Health Library, UHW (Cardiff University) Website




Wrexham Maelor General Hospital, John Spalding Library, Wrexham


Opening Hours : Monday 08:30 - 17:00 Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00 Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00 Thursday 08:30 - 17:00 Friday 08:30 - 16:30 Out of Hours Access arrangements: Users can access the library via BCUHB ID badge from 6.30am and up to midnight every day.

General Contact Details: Professional Staff : Ms Nia Morris, Library Services Manager Pauline Goodlad, Librarian Address : John Spalding Library, Wrexham Medical Institute, Technology Park Centre, Croesnewydd Road Wrexham LL13 7YP Telephone : 01978 727454 (ext 7454) Email BCU.LibraryEast@wales.nhs.uk Further details of services, location, contact details. John Spalding Library Website




Ysbyty Gwynedd, Library & Learning Centre, Bangor


Opening Hours : Monday 09:00 - 17:00 Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00 Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00 Thursday 09:00 - 17:00 Friday 09:00 - 17:00 Out of Hours Access arrangements: Swipe card access via a BCUHB ID Badge will be required by all categories of staff to enter the library out of normal working hours.

General Contact Details: Professional Staff : Mrs Pamela Jones, Library Services Manager Angharad Simpson, Librarian Nathan Owen, Electronic Services Librarian Address : Library & Learning Centre, Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor, Gwynedd LL572PW Telephone : 01248 384191 Email : BCU.LibraryWest@wales.nhs.uk Further details of services, location, contact details. Ysbyty Gwynedd Library Website




Llandudno General Hospital, Llandudno


Opening Hours : Unstaffed Access is available 24/7. Access Arrangements: A door code is required. This can be obtained from the General Office during office hours or porters out of hours/weekends & bank holidays.
General Contact Details: Professinal Staff : Mrs Pamela Jones, Library Services Manager Nathan Owen, Electronic Services Librarian Address : Library, Llandudno General Hospital, Llandudno LL30 1LB Telephone : 01492 860066 Email : BCU.LibraryWest@wales.nhs.uk Llandudno General Hospital Library Website




Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr, Miners' Library, Ystrad Mynach


Opening Hours : Staffed : Monday 09:00 - 16:30 Tuesday 09:00 - 16:30 Wednesday 09:00 - 16:30 Thursday 09:00 - 16:30 Friday 09:00 - 16:00 The library can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with a valid ABUHB ID badge. If you are making a special journey, please contact Library staff in advance.
General Contact Details: Professional Staff: Miss Salma Zabaneh, Librarian. Address : Miners' Library, Education Centre, Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr, Ystrad Fawr Way, Ystrad Mynach, Hengoed CF82 7EP Telephone : 01443 802789 (ext 52789) Email : yyf.library@wales.nhs.uk Further details of services, location, contact details. Miners' Library Website




Morriston Hospital Library, Swansea


Opening Hours : Monday 08:30 - 17:00 Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00 Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00 Thursday 08:30 - 17:00 Friday 08:30 - 17:00 Out of Hours Access arrangements: An out of access card, which will grant 24 hour access, is available from the library for a deposit of £10.00.

Contact Details:
Professional Staff:
Rhys Whelan, Library Services Manager Jennie Roe, Clinical Librarian Address : Staff Library, Morriston Hospital, Swansea SA6 6NL Telephone : 01792 703131 Email : library.morriston@wales.nhs.uk Further details of services, location, contact details.

Swansea Bay University Health Board Library website.




Prince Charles Hospital Library, Merthyr Tydfil


Opening Hours : Monday 09:00-17:00 Tuesday 09:00-17:00 Wednesday 09:00-17:00 Thursday 09:00-17:00 Friday 09:00-17:00 Our of Hours Access arrangements: Out of Access is available to Cwm Taf staff and students on placement, please register at the Library front desk.
Contact Details:
Library Manager : Sian Jones
Library Team Leader : Felicity Jones Address : Library, Prince Charles Hospital, Gurnos, Merthyr Tydfil CF47 9DT Telephone : 01685 728251 / 01685 728414 Fax : 01685 721816 Email : library.PrinceCharles@wales.nhs.uk Further details of services, location, contact details. Prince Charles Hospital Library Website




Princess of Wales Hospital Library, Bridgend


Opening Hours : Monday 09:00-17:00 Tuesday 09:00-17:00 Wednesday 09:00-17:00 Thursday 09:00-17:00 Friday 09:00-17:00 Access is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with an access card. Card is available for a £10 refundable deposit. PCs with internet access are available 24 hours a day.
Contact Details:
Professional Staff:
Sarah George, Library Services Manager Jodie Walker, Assistant Librarian Address : MPEC Building, Library, Princess of Wales Hospital, Coity Road Bridgend CF31 1RQ Telephone : 01656 753610 Email : library.bridgend@wales.nhs.uk Further details of services, location, contact details. Princess of Wales Website




Public Health Wales Library, Cardiff


Opening Hours : Staffed : Monday 08:30 - 16:30 Tuesday 08:30 - 16:30 Wednesday 08:30 - 16:30 Thursday 08:30 - 16:30 Friday 08:30 - 16:30
Contact Details:
Library Senior Evidence and Knowledge Analyst : Ms Isabel Puscas, Senior Librarian
Address : Observatory Evidence Service, Public Health Wales Observatory,Y Canolbwynt Gwybodaeth, 2 Capital Quarter, Tyndall Street, Cardiff CF10 4BQ. Telephone : 029 21 674920 Email: observatory.evidence@wales.nhs.uk Further details of services, location, contact details.




Public Health Wales Library, Mold


Opening Hours : Staffed : Monday 08:30 - 16:00 Tuesday 08:30 - 16:00 Wednesday 08:30 - 16:00 Thursday 08:30 - 16:00 Friday 08:30 - 16:00
Contact Details:
Library Senior Evidence and Knowledge Analyst : Mr Ken Jones, Information Specialist
Address : Observatory Evidence Service, Preswylfa, Hendy Road, Mold CH7 1PZ Email: observatory.evidence@wales.nhs.uk Telephone : 01352 803529 Further details of services, location, contact details.




Public Health Wales Library, Swansea


Opening Hours : Staffed : Monday 08:30 - 16:00 Tuesday 08:30 - 16:00 Wednesday 08:30 - 16:00 Thursday 08:30 - 16:00 Friday 08:30 - 16:00
Contact Details:
Library Senior Evidence and Knowledge Analyst : Mrs Sian King, Advanced Information Specialist
Address : Observatory Evidence Service, Public Health Wales, 1st Floor, Matrix House, Northern Boulevard, Swansea Enterprise Park, Swansea SA6 8DP Email: observatory.evidence@wales.nhs.uk Telephone : 01792 940947 Further details of services, location, contact details.




Nevill Hall Hospital, Rowland Isaac Library, Abergavenny


Opening Hours : Staffed : Monday 08:45 - 17:00 Tuesday 08:45 - 17:00 Wednesday 08:45 - 17:00 Thursday 08:45 - 17:00 Friday 08:45 - 17:00 The library and computer room can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with a valid ABUHB ID badge.
Contact Details:
Professional Staff: Mrs Elizabeth Lewis, Librarian
Email : nhh.library@wales.nhs.uk Address : Rowland Isaac Library, Nevill Hall Hospital, Brecon Road, Abergavenny, NP7 7EG Telephone : 01873 732663 ext. 82663 Further details of services, location, contact details. Rowland Isaac Library Website




Royal Glamorgan Hospital Library, Llantrisant


Opening Hours : Monday 09:00-17:00 Tuesday 09:00-17:00 Wednesday 09:00-17:00 Thursday 09:00-17:00 Friday 09:00-17:00 Our of Hours Access arrangements: Out of Access is available to Cwm Taf staff and students on placement, please register at the Library front desk.
Contact Details:
Library Manager : Sian Jones
Library Team Leader : Anne Williams Address : Library, Royal Glamorgan Hospital, Ynysmaerdy, Llantrisant, Rhondda Cynon Taf, CF72 8XR Telephone : 01443 443443 (ext: 74470) Email : library.royalglamorgan@wales.nhs.uk Further details of services, location, contact details. Royal Glamorgan Hospital Library Website




Royal Gwent Hospital Library, Newport


Opening Hours : Staffed : Monday 08:30 - 17:00 Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00 Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00 Thursday 08:30 - 17:00 Friday 08:30 - 17:00 The library can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Contact Details:
Library Manager : Ms Elizabeth Field
Address : Library Services, Royal Gwent Hospital, Block 7, Newport NP20 4EZ Telephone : 01633 238131 / 133 / 134 Fax : 01633 656295 Email : rgh.library@wales.nhs.uk Further details of services, location, contact details. Royal Gwent Hospital Library Website




St Cadoc's Hospital Library, Newport


Opening Hours : Monday not staffed but open for reference and staff use 09:00-17:00 Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00 Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00 Thursday 09:00 - 17:00 Friday not staffed but open for reference and staff use 09:00-17:00 If you have any urgent queries when the library is not staff please contact either:

  • Miners' Library, Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr
  • Rowland Isaac Library, Nevill Hall Hospital
  • Royal Gwent Hospital Library
Contact Details:
Address :
Library, St Cadoc's Hospital, Caerleon, Newport NP18 3XQ Telephone : 01633 436758 Fax : 01633 436761 Email : stc.library@ wales.nhs.uk St Cadoc's Hospital Library Website




Velindre Hospital, Velindre University NHS Trust Library, Cardiff (Cardiff University)


Opening Hours : Monday 08:30 - 16:30 Tuesday 08:30 - 16:30 Wednesday 08:30 - 16:30 Thursday 08:30 - 16:30 Friday 08:30 - 16:30 Out of Hours Access arrangements: 24 hours access is available to Velindre University NHS Trust Staff. Out of hours access for students on placement can be arranged. Please contact the library. Contact Details:
Professional Staff :
Bernadette Coles, Site Librarian Anne Cleves, Assistant Library Manager Address : Velindre University NHS Trust Library, Velindre Hospital, Velindre Road Whitchurch, Cardiff CF14 2TL Telephone : 029 2031 6291 Email : library.velindre@wales.nhs.uk Further details of services, location, contact details. Velindre University NHS Trust Library Website




Withybush General Hospital Library, Haverfordwest


Opening Hours : Monday 09:00 - 16:00 Tuesday 09:00 - 16:00 Wednesday 09:00 - 16:00 Thursday 09:00 - 16:00 Friday 09:00 - 16:00 Out of Hours Access arrangements: 24hours access with Library Swipe card issued at membership induction.
Contact Details:
Library Manager : Mrs Angie Laws
Address : 1st Floor Postgraduate Centre, Withybush General Hospital Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire SA61 2PZ Telephone : 01437 773730 Email : library.withybush.hdd@wales.nhs.uk Further details of services, location, contact details. Withybush Hospital Library Website (intranet only)




Prince Philip Hospital Library, Llanelli


Opening Hours :

Monday 08:30 - 16:30

Tuesday 08:30 - 16:30

Wednesday 08:30 - 16:30

Thursday 08:30 - 16:30

Friday 08:30 - 16:30

Out of Hours Access arrangements:

Access the library out of hours using a code given to all library patrons on joining the library.


Contact Details:
Library Manager : Sarah Bruch

Address :

Llyfyrgell/Library, Ysbyty Tywysog Philip/Prince Philip Hospital, Dafen, Llanelli, Sir Gaerfyrddin/Carmarthenshire, SA14 8QF

Telephone : 01554 783 467

Email: library.princephilip.hdd@wales.nhs.uk

Further details of services, location, contact details.

Prince Philip Library Website (intranet only)




Cefn Coed Hospital Library, Swansea


Opening Hours :

Access is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please contact for access during unstaffed out of hours.

Staffed Hours :

Monday 08:30 - 17:00

Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00

Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00

Thursday 08:30 - 17:00

Friday 08:30 - 16:30


Contact Details:
Library Manager : Mrs Emma Jones

Address :

Library, Education Centre, Cefn Coed Hospital, Waunarlwydd Road, Cockett, Swansea, SA2 0GH

Telephone : 01792 516546 / 01792 516568

Email : library.cefncoed@wales.nhs.uk

Further details of services, location, contact details.

Swansea Bay University Health Board Library website.




Neath Port Talbot Hospital Library, Port Talbot


Opening Hours :

Monday 08:30-16:30

Tuesday 08:30-16:30

Wednesday 08:30-16:30

Thursday 08:30-16:30

Friday 08:30-16:30

Access is available 24 hours a day,7 days a week with a key code.

PCs with internet access are available 24 hours a day.

Contact Details:

Address :

Staff Library, Neath Port Talbot Hospital, Baglan Way Port Talbot SA12 7BX

Telephone : 01639 862369

Fax : 01639 862548

Email : library.neath@wales.nhs.uk

Further details of services, location, contact details.

Swansea Bay University Health Board Library website.




Singleton Hospital Library, Swansea


Opening Hours :

Monday 08:30 - 17:00

Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00

Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00

Thursday 08:30 - 17:00

Friday 08:30 - 17:00

Out of Hours Access arrangements:

An out of hours access card, which will grant 24 hour access, is available from the library for a deposit of £10.


Contact Details:
Professional Staff :

Susan Prosser, Library Services Manager

Lizzy Evans, Assistant Librarian

Address : Library, Singleton Hospital, Sketty Lane, Swansea SA2 8QA

Telephone : 01792 205666 Ext 35281

Email : library.singleton@wales.nhs.uk

Further details of services, location, contact details.

Swansea Bay University Health Board Library website.





NHS Wales Library Service HQ

Staff Library

Singleton Hospital

Sketty Lane

Swansea

SA2 8QA

Tel : 01792 205666 Ext 35281

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