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Neath Port Talbot


Port Talbot

The library, located on the second floor of the hospital next to the Education Centre, provides services & resources to Health Board staff & placement students to support education, patient care, audit and research. 

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Neath Port Talbot Hospital Library

About Us

The current site and service was opened in 2002, although the service for the area dates to the early 1980s. Neath Port Talbot Hospital Library is part of the Swansea Bay University Health Board. Neath Port Talbot Hospital Library has a strong collection relating to Nursing, Mental Health and Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Opening Hours

Out of hours Access / Arrangements :

Swansea Bay UHB staff and students on placement can access the Library outside of these hours with a keycode. Please contact the Library for details. 

Library Facilities / Access

Access is available to all NHS Wales staff and to students on placement.

Study and IT facilities:

  • Open Access  PCs with a networked printer

  • Out of Hours access is available

  • Eduroam and The Cloud Wi-Fi are available


Main Services:

  • Literature Searching 

  • Evidence based healthcare support

  • Article supply

  • Book loans and requests

  • Information literacy support including training in database use (Please call or email to pre-book a session with a librarian)

  • Regular Evidence Updates

  • Support for revalidation and reflective practice.

  • Binding service (small charge)

  • Photocopying & printing (small charge)


Joining the Library: 

  • To join the library please contact us in person or by completing the online form

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 that are not available can usually be requested in from another library


Literature Searches:

  • We conduct Literature Searches for research, clinical audit, service improvement, patient information and education

  • Literature searching requests will be accepted from the online form or via email and returned to you via email

Evidence Summaries:

  • UpToDate is supplied through the SBU Library Service

    • This resource is generously funded through the Health Board SIFT Committees ​

Article & eJournal Access:

  • The majority of journals are now available to NHS Wales staff online

  • Please visit LibrarySearch for access

  • Please contact the Singleton Library Staff for further help with article access

  • Articles not available through NHS Wales LibrarySearch can usually be obtained via the library

  • Email requests are also accepted and articles are returned to you via email

Please contact us if you have any queries about the library service and we will be happy to help.

Library Contact Details

Address : 

Education Library,
Education Centre,
Neath Port Talbot Hospital,
Port Talbot,
SA12 7BX

Telephone : 01639 862369/Ext. 42369

Email :

website :

Directions to the library:

The library can be found on the second floor next to the education centre. 

Librarian Contact Details

Library Services Manager

Rhys Whelan

Library Assistants

Kristen Clunis

Telephone : 01639 862369 / Ext. 42369

Email :

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