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Royal Gwent


The Library is located with the Undergraduate Centre and provides services to Health Board staff & placement students

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Royal Gwent Hospital Library

About Us

Opened in the 1960s the library moved to its current site with the Undergraduate Centre in 2009. Staffing consists of two professionally qualified librarians and two library assistants. Royal Gwent Hospital Library is part of Aneurin Bevan Health Board.

Opening Hours

Out of hours Access / Arrangements :

24 Hour Access is available to both the Library and Computer Room with an activated staff ID badge.

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 library has 28 NHS PCs available 24/7 with 1 networked printer

  • Cardiff University Citrix links are available on these PCs

  • Eduroam and The Cloud 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

  • 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 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 or via email and returned to you via email

Article & eJournal Access:

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

  • Please visit LibrarySearch for access

  • Please contact the RGH 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 : 

Library Services

Royal Gwent Hospital

Block 7

Friars Field


NP20 4EZ

Telephone : 01633 238131

Email :

website :

Librarian Contact Details


Miss Elizabeth Field

Telephone : 01633 238134

Assistant Librarian

Mrs Kate Osbourne

Telephone : 01633 238133

Email :

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