POWYS LIBRARY SERVICE
The Library provides services to all staff working for Powys Teaching Health Board and Powys primary care services, including students on placement.
Powys Teaching Health Board Library
The Library is located in Ennig Block and provides services to healthcare professionals and students on placement in Powys THB and Primary Care services across Powys.
Library Facilities / Access
Access is available to all staff and students of Powys Teaching Health Board and Powys primary careorganisations. Staff and students from other Powys organisations - by prior arrangement.
Study and IT facilities :
- 12 study spaces
- 8 networked computers
- Powys Guest wifi available for those wishing to use own devices (simple registration process)
- Printer/copier/scanner (some charges for certain services)
Main Services :
- Enquiry Service
- Literature Searches
- Information Searching Skills training (face-to-face and virtually via MS Teams or Skype)
- Library drop-in sessions at sites across Powys
- Current Awareness Service
- Book loans from collection held at Bronllys
- Photocopies/scanned copies of journal articles held at Bronllys
- Request service for books or journal articles held by other libraries
- Self-service photocopying
- Support for Revalidation and Reflective Practice
- Subject guides detailing useful resources by specialities and user guides to using the various electronic resources available in Powys and via the NHS Wales e-Library for Health.
Joining the Library
To join the library please contact us in person, by phone, email or by completing the online form (see Useful Links on page)
Borrowing Books :
- You may borrow a maximum of 10 books
- Loans are for 4 weeks but you can renew on request
- You will receive regular email reminders about your loans
- Books not on site can usually be requested in from another library for you
Literature Searches :
- We conduct Literature Searches for research, clinical audit, service improvement and patient information
- Literature searching requests will be accepted from the online form (see Useful Links on page) or via email and returned to you via email
Article and eJournal Access :
- Over 3000 e-journals are available to NHS Wales staff (including Primary Care staff) from work or home via the NHS Wales e-Library for Health
- You can access the national e-journal collections via NHS Wales LibrarySearch, whilst access to the local e-journal collection is via your Powys Open Athens account
- Please contact email or telephone the Library at Bronllys for further help with article access
- We can usually obtain copies of articles that are not available from the Powys or NHS Wales e-Library collections via our document supply service
- You can request articles via internal mail, email, or telephone. Where possible we will email the requested article to you.
- If you have any queries about the library service, please contact Library staff who will be happy to help.
Evidence Summaries :
- Access to BMJ Best Practice via the NHS Wales e-Library for Health
Current Awareness :
- Access to all NHS Wales e-Library for Health databases including the Cochrane Library, Medline, Psychinfo, Embase, British Nursing Index, Emcare, Maternity & Infant Care (MIDIRS), AMED, HMIC, Micromedex, Clinical Key, Clinical Key for Nursing – from work (NHS Wales intranet) and home (via your Powys Open Athens account)
- Access to BMJ e-Learning, for all staff including Doctors, Nurses, Pharmacists and trainees via the NHS Wales e-Library for Health – register using your Open Athens account
- Access to Powys-only resources including CINAHL Complete (nursing & allied health, including fulltext access to 1500+ e-journals) – access via your Powys Open Athens account
- Access to Powys Medicines Management databases for Powys Medicines Management staff –access via Powys Open Athens account
Out of hours Access / Arrangements:
Access is available 24 hours a day for medical staff and medical students on placement. A keycode is required; please ask staff for details.
Librarian Contact Details
Library Service Manager