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Books & Journals


You can find out what resources are available by using EBSCO Discovery Search. (OpenAthens login required)

Use the tabs above the search box to search everything, find books on the Library catalogue, or articles on a search topic.
You can also see whether we hold a specific journal title or an e-book.

Managing your loans

Items from stock can be borrowed for up to 4 weeks and renewed for a further 2 times if still required as long as no one else has requested it. We also have a Health Promotion Collection containing a wealth of material for all age groups and abilities, patients, parents and carers.

When you register with the library we send you a Reader ID & PIN which allows you to renew your books online via the library catalogue. We also have the free MyCirqa app that allows you to search our catalogue, reserve items and manage your loans from any Android or iOS (Apple) device.

Items can also be borrowed, renewed or returned to the library at KMH using the self-service kiosk. You will need a barcode to borrow items using the kiosk - ask at the Library Counter. 

Overdue Items and Fines

Items should be returned or renewed by their due date. All users will be charged a fine of 30p per item per day for non-return of items. We will send you an email reminder (check your junk). If you ignore our reminders we will send a final reminder letter which will include the costs of replacing the items, the outstanding fines and a £5.00 administration charge.

Photocopying Items from Stock

Access to self-service photocopier is provided at King's Mill Hospital Library using our coin operated system. Costs are displayed near the photocopier.

Alternatively if you cannot visit the library we can provide you with a photocopy of a journal article or a small selection from a textbook. 

Document Supply and Inter-library Loans - Items not in Stock

Items not in stock can be sourced through a network of regional and national libraries. We may make a charge for this service, but wherever possible will try to obtain items for free. If a charge is to be incurred, we will check that you wish to proceed before ordering, and if necessary a cross-charge can be made to your department.

Please ensure you have checked that the item is not available as part of our collections by searching Discovery. You can then request items through Discovery by completing the online form.