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Using the Library

Supporting the provision of high quality health care

The library and information service provides access to the knowledge base of health care and facilitates its effective use.

A wide range of resources is available to library users in physical and electronic form.

Enquiry services

Qualified library staff are available at Truro and Bodmin to help locate a resource or the material you need. See our Staffed hours and Contact details.

Literature searches

Library staff will undertake clinical literature searches on your behalf. You may be present during these searches to help refine the results, or they may be done in your absence and the results emailed or sent to you. We can also offer support for course work and research.

Use the online Literature search request form to submit a request.

Document supply and inter-library loan service

Books or journal articles not in stock can be borrowed from other libraries. Please fill in Request a book form or a Request a journal article form with as much detail as possible. If an item is required urgently for patient care please phone the library.

For mor information on this service see the Document supply and inter-library loan service web page.

Training

Training sessions in literature searching skills are available for individuals or groups. We can advise about types and times of sessions.

See what courses are available and how to book onto them on our Training webpage.

Computers

Library computers provide access to the internet and a full range of Windows software. For details see the Computer access and WiFi page.

Photocopying and printing

There are photocopying machines and printers available for general use in the library at Truro and Bodmin. More details on our Copy, print & scan page.

Study Spaces

There are study rooms available in the library at the Knowledge Spa. For details on room sizes, facilities and how to book see out Study spaces page.

Out of hours access

There is out of hours access at both libraries in Banham House and at the Knowledge Spa. For more details on how to apply for access to either library or using the library when unstaffed visit our Out of hours access page.