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Princess of Wales Library


The library is located in the Multi-Professional Education Centre (MPEC) and provides services to Health Board staff & placement students.

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Princess of Wales Hospital Library

About Us

Opened in the 1970s the library moved to its current site in the Multi-Professional Education Centre in 2010.

Staffing consists of two professionally qualified librarians, one library assistant and one library clerk. It has a particularly strong collection related to learning disabilities, nursing and mental health. Princess of Wales Hospital Library is part of Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board.

Opening Hours

Out of hours Access / Arrangements:

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.

Library Facilities / Access

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

Study and IT facilities:

  • There are 38 study spaces

  • The main IT room has 13 NHS PCs available with 1 networked printer

  • There is an out-of-hours IT room with 7 PCs and 1 networked printer. This room is also available to be booked for small training groups

  • Eduroam and hospital Wi-Fi available free


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


Joining the Library: 

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

Borrowing Books:

  • You may borrow a maximum of 10 books

  • Loans are for 4 weeks with 2 automatic renewals

  • 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, patient information and education

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


  • Access to majority of databases e.g Medline, CINAHL, British Nursing Database, Embase etc

Evidence Summaries:

Article & eJournal Access:

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

  • Please visit LibrarySearch for access

  • Please contact the POWH 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

The NHS Wales Librarian for University of South Wales Nursing placement students is Liam Bennett. Please contact them for library support and database training during your placement in the Bridgend locality.

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

Further information on the Cwm Taf Morgannwg Health Board Libraries can be found on their intranet page.

Library Contact Details

Address : 

MPEC Building


Princess of Wales Hospital

Coity Road


CF31 1RQ

Telephone : 01656 753610

Email :


Librarian Contact Details

Librarian Services Manager

Sarah George

Telephone : 01656 753612


Liam Bennett

Telephone : 01656 753611

Email :

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