Library Services

We provide library and knowledge services to Croydon Health Services staff and to students working in the trust on placement.

Trust staff and students need a valid ID badge to join the library.

For all information about the resources and services available from the library please visit our website

Library catalogue

Library Catalogue:

Our stock is multidisciplinary and supports all clinical specialties. 

As part of local and national networks, the library can source items not held in stock to support staff.

Literature searching

Qualified library staff provide an in-depth, specialist, evidence-based literature searching service for all Croydon Health Services staff.

Contact us with a search topic via email :, in person, or on 020 8401 3197.

ATHENS administration

We look after all aspects of your access to electronic resources via OpenAthens.

Staff and students can self-register for and NHS OpenAthens username and password by following the Link :

Register from an NHS computer or give an or email address.

You must activate your OpenAthens account by responding to the automated email from OpenAthens.

Study spaces, IT facilities

  • Networked PCs (with a trust log-in)
  • Printing and photocopying facilities
  • Scanner
  • Study spaces and reading areas
  • Withdrawn library books are often for sale

Contact Us

The library is in the postgraduate medical centre (PGMC) on the first floor of the yellow zone at Croydon University Hospital.

Core staffed hours 9am – 5pm Monday - Friday.

We are closed over the Christmas and Easter break and on English Bank Holidays.

Tel: 020 8401 3197 or 020 8401 3198
Email :