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Singleton Library


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

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Singleton Staff Library

About Us

The Library has strong collections in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, Oncology and Neonatology and GP training. It supports students on the Graduate Entry Medicine and Physician Associate Studies programmes at Swansea University.


Originally opened in 1957, Singleton Hospital Library is part of Swansea Bay University Health Board. 

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

  • Swansea University PCs for students

  • 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 2 or 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.

Opening Hours

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.

Library Contact Details

Address : 

Singleton Staff Library

Singleton Hospital

Sketty Lane



Telephone : (01792) 986748 ex.39748

Email :

website :

Directions to the library:

From the front car park entrance, go up the stairs opposite the shop, through the door at the top of the stairs, turn right, then through the double door and the library is in front of you. 

Librarian Contact Details

Library Services Manager

Lizzy Evans

Assistant Librarian


Library Assistants

Stephen Hedges

Beth Whelband

Telephone : (01792) 986748 ex.39748


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