Policies and Procedures

HSE Library Policies and Procedures

Below are some of the current policies and procedures for resources on the HSE Library website

National Health Library and Knowledge Service Access Policy

Twitter Policy NHLKS

Dementia Services Library – St James’s Hospital, Dublin

Dementia Services Information and Development Centre

The Dementia Services Information and Development Centre’s education facility is located on the sixth floor of Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing, St James’s Hospital, Dublin.

It hosts the only dementia specific library in Ireland.  The layout has been carefully designed to encourage interactive learning and provide opportunities for small group tutorials and discussions.

The Education Centre provides resources and materials aimed at improving understanding of all aspects of dementia. It meets the learning needs of clinicians, practitioners and researchers. The Centre houses a wide range of books and reports addressing practice, policy, research and clinical issues in dementia.

The centre also features audiovisual facilities, examples of assistive technologies and a selection of local and international journals, some of which can be accessed electronically.

Visiting the dementia services information and development centre

Health service professionals and anyone with an interest in dementia can visit and use the facilities free of charge.

Access to the library is reference only and books and journals cannot be taken out on loan. If you would like to visit the Centre please contact us at dsidc@stjames.ie or call 01 4162035 to arrange an appointment.

The facility is open from 9.00am to 4.00pm Monday to Friday.

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Knowledge Broker Service

Overview

Before taking steps to Ask an Answerable Question, it may be necessary for groups to clarify objectives with the assistance of a facilitation service.

This is a facilitation service aimed to help groups:

Who is it for?

Project lead / decision makers and senior management in the HSE

How to Apply

Complete our Application form and return to the following address:
Facilitation Service Health Intelligence
Red Brick House
Stewarts Hospital Campus Palmerstown
Dublin 20

Evaluation

A brief Survey Monkey questionnaire is distributed to all participants following the session. This helps us find out what worked well, what could work better and any other insights into the day. It helps with planning for future events.

Looking for more information?

Contact Health Intelligence evidence@healthintelligence.ie

Download this document here.

University Hospital Limerick

University Hospital Limerick

About The Library

24 Hour swipe card access to the library in CERC building UHL.

Who is it for ?

  • HSE Mid-West staff members
Contact the library on the phone numbers below or email: postgrad.library@hse.ie 

Enquiries from UL students on placement at the Hospital or UL students based in the Mid-West should be directed to: tel: 061 202166 or email: libinfo@ul.ie [ UL students only ]

Borrowing books

You can use the self check-out machine to borrow books, you will need a library account and a library card. 

Contact Us

Regional Medical Library, University Hospital Limerick, St. Nessan’s Road, Dooradoyle, Limerick

Opening Hours

Quick Links

All Online Resources


Adress

Address: Regional Medical Library, University Hospital Limerick, St. Nessan’s Road, Dooradoyle, Limerick
Telephone: 061-482414 or 482413   Fax: 061-482769
Email: postgrad.library@hse.ie

Opening Hours

24 Hour swipe card access 

Staffed hours:
Mondays – Tuesday – Thursday – Fridays: 10am to 1pm – 2pm to 4pm

Note: It is strongly advised to contact staff via email or the virtual desk only. 

The Library Virtual Desk is live with our staff to answer your queries on weekdays (Mon.-Fri.) from 11am to 1pm, and from 3pm to 4 pm. See also a summary of online services.

Who is it for ?

  • HSE Mid-West staff members
  • Students on placement in one of the ULH Hospitals

Book a consultation with the librarian or the library assistant

Borrowing books

You can use the self check-out machine to borrow books, you will need a library account and a library card. You can register for a library account on here : and pcik up your library card at the library.

Check our training events and register

ULH Regional Medical Library Calender of Events

Forms and policies

Regional Medical Library (Mid-West) registration form

Regional Medical Library – Code of Conduct

Regional Medical Library – Access and Books circulation policy

Regional Medical Library – Seating policy

Guides To Library Resources

Knowledge Cafe

Overview
A knowledge café or world café is an innovative way of bringing individual ideas together in a collective, open way. It is suitable for groups of between 20 to 40 people. It may be suitable for larger groups, with additional supports required.

What you will need to run a successful knowledge cafe:
VENUE: It is important that the venue has sufficient space for tables and chairs, laid out in a flat open plan room. A large room is required. Each table should have a minimum of 4 chairs and a maximum of 8. Depending on the size of the group, the room needs to hold up to 5 tables.

FACILITATOR:
For a group of 20 or less, one facilitator is sufficient. The facilitator sets the questions for the cafe for each table in advance of the event. The role of the facilitator during the event is to give clear instructions to all attendees on the logistics of the cafe; outline the objective of the cafe and encourage all attendees to participate. When the cafe begins, the facilitator should move between the tables and make sure that the conversations are active, engaged and ask participants if everything is clear or if they have any questions.

At the end of the cafe, the facilitator asks each table host/hostess to feed back to all attendees what conversations were had and to summarize the findings. Usually this is done on flipcharts, using post-its to capture the main ideas.

TIME KEEPER:
For groups of 20 or more a second person (other than the facilitator) will be needed to ensure the cafe runs smoothly and to time. It is important that each table is given sufficient time to discuss the items on the menu and that the conversation moves along without spending too long or too little time on each menu item. Generally 15 minutes per menu item is sufficient. After 15 minutes one half of the participants at each table are directed by the time keeper and/or facilitator to move clockwise to the next table, the other half are directed to move anticlockwise to a table in the opposite direction. This is important because it ensures that different people are meeting at each table and varying conversations are taking place. It also means that everyone meets each other who are attending the cafe. make a note of the

PREPARATION:
The purpose of the knowledge cafe is to gather people together to share existing knowledge through conversation. A successful knowledge cafe is when new knowledge is generated through the collective sharing of ideas. Before the event, a number of questions or statements should be generated which will in turn make up menu items for each of the tables. One way to do this is to have the same starter at 4 tables and a second starter at the remaining 4 tables and likewise with the main course. Alternatively different menu items could be set for every table. The decision lies with the convenor of the event and perhaps the subject matter. Once the menu items are set, the next preparatory piece is to invite people to be table hosts or hostesses during the cafe.

TABLE HOSTS/HOSTESSES
You will need 1 host/hostess per table. If time allows, set up a preparatory pre-cafe meeting either in person or by teleconference to prepare hosts for the event. The role of the table host is to make people arriving at their table welcome and to encourage participation from everyone. The table host is the
only person who stays at their table and is assigned to one table. Their role is to summarize the conversation for newcomers arriving at the table. The table host also gathers thoughts from people at the table on post-its or on the paper tablecloths. At the end of the conversations, the table hosts feedback the synopsis of the conversations that took place at their respective tables during the townhall feedback. A good overview of the role of the table host/hostess is available here.

ATTENDEES:
Like any event, it is important to invite people and give them sufficient notice, an invitation and an agenda for the day. A free tool which may be used is eventbrite.ie.

WELCOME
Part of creating a hospitable atmosphere is being made to feel welcome. Either the facilitator or the timekeeper (or both) should meet and greet each person as they arrive at the venue. The approach should be similar to the way that people are welcomed when arriving at a restaurant or eatery. It is optional to invite guests to sign in upon arrival. A short introduction should be made which gives an overview of the knowledge café and how it works. An ice-breaker exercise is also a good way to get people to know each other and feel engaged. For example you could ask everyone to find the person that they know least in the room and share with them what each of you would like to gain from the day.

CREATE A HOSPITABLE SPACE
It is important that the room you are using has the feel of a cafe. It needs to be welcoming and casual. One idea is to get paper tablecloths in plain colours – white, pink, blue – whatever is available. Markers should be put in colourful cups on each table. People should be encouraged to doodle, draw and capture thoughts on the paper tablecloths during the event. The worldcafe website has a variety of table etiquette cards which may be printed out and laminated and left on each table. Fresh flowers on each table is a nice touch too.
Townhall feedback/Knowledge Harvest
When each of the tables have discussed all menu items and the cafe has come to an end, the facilitator calls upon each table host/hostess to stand at the front or back of the room and give feedback on the conversations that took place at the table. This allows for harvesting of knowledge into themes or common occurrences of viewpoints.

Evaluation
It is worth handing out a simple, one page evaluation form for each attendee. You can use this to see what worked well, what could work better and any other insights into the day. It will help with planning for future events.

 

Download Knowledge Cafe as a PDF here.

Sligo University Hospital

Sligo University Hospital

About The Library

The Library provides support for patient care, research and continuing professional development by providing best practice evidence and staff who can help you to find the information you need.  Services are available to all HSE staff working in counties Sligo and Leitrim.

 

The computer area in the Library is available 24/7 using the side door.  Contact the Library for the access code.

 

WiFi is available throughout the Library and adjoining meeting rooms.  

Contact Us

Sligo University Hospital, The Mall, Sligo, F91 H684

Opening Hours

Book an Appointment

Quick Links

All Online Resources

The computer area will remain open 24/7 but please ensure that the door is kept locked at all times. The code can be obtained from Library staff – contact details below.

The Library Virtual Desk is live with our staff to answer your queries on weekdays (Mon – Fri) from 11am to 1pm, and from 3pm to 4 pm. See also a summary of online services.

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Contact Details

Address: Sligo University Hospital, The Mall, Sligo, F91 H684

Telephone: 071 91 74604

Email: sgh.library@hse.ie

Opening Hours:
Monday 9.15 am – 5.00 pm

Tuesday 9.15 am – 5.00 pm

Wednesday 9.15 am – 7.00 pm

Thursday 9.15 am – 8.00 pm

Friday 9.15 am – 4.00 pm

The computer area in the Library is available 24/7 using the side door.  Contact the Library for the access code.

Library services and resources include:

Interlibrary loan Request Form 

Guides To Library Resources

Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda

Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda

About The Library

Library staff in Our Lady of Lourdes provide training, and support education, continuing professional development, research, and evidence for clinical practice. The library offers space for independent study, work, or reflection. A variety of resources are available to HSE staff and students based in Our Lady of Lourdes, Louth County, the Cottage, and Louth community and mental health centres.


The library is accessed with a hospital swipe card.


WiFi is available.


Study spaces, library computers, photocopier, laptops & projectors, and equipment such as the MakerLab and 360 degree cameras, are available to book below.

Contact Us

Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda

Drogheda, Co.Louth

041-9843626

Opening Hours

Book an Appointment

Quick Links

All Online Resources

Use our online booking system to reserve these in advance:

For book borrowing, a ‘contact and collect‘ service is available.  Details of how to order an item through contact & collect HERE 

Staff:
Librarian (currently vacant)
Natasha Smith, Library Assistant

Address: Drogheda, Co.Louth

Telephone : 041-9843696

Fax : 041-9843626

Email: library.olol@hse.ie 

The library is accessible via a swipe card.  

Opening Hours: 9.30 am – 5 pm Monday to Thursday, 9.30 am – 4.30 pm on Friday

Study Space: 7 am – 11 pm

HELP Desk: You can ask a question to our National HSE Library Team using the help desk available Mon-Fri 11 am – 1 pm & 3 pm – 4 pm. 

Library Forms 
Library Registration Form
New Book Request Form
Journal / Article Request Form 

Guides to Library Resources

Cavan General Hospital

Cavan General Hospital

About The Library

The Library Service at Cavan General Hospital aims to provide expert advice and training to support patient care, evidence-based practice and Continuous Professional Development for all HSE staff & students. The Librarian is on-site at Cavan General Hospital Monday to Friday.

Wi-Fi is available on-site in the library.

Study facilities are available in the library 24/7.

Contact Us

Cavan General Hospital Library, Cavan General Hospital, Cavan

Opening Hours

Book an Appointment

Quick Links

All Online Resources

Address: Cavan
Telephone: 049-4376114
Email: cavan.library@hse.ie

Please contact the Librarian via email with any queries you may have.  Alternatively you can use the  Virtual desk  for general queries.

Contact the Librarian 

Dympna Lynch
Librarian
Cavan General Hospital
Tel: 049-4331525
Email: dympna.lynch@hse.ie

Library Forms:

Library Registration Form

Interlibrary loan Request Form

Guides To Library Resources

Our Lady’s Hospital, Navan

Address: Library, Our Lady’s Hospital, Navan, Co. Meath, C15 RK7Y

Staff: Linda Halton (Executive Librarian)

Tel: 046 9078700 / 087 1136255

Email: linda.halton@hse.ie

Computer area in Library

The library is located off the link corridor on the ground floor of the hospital (opposite the entrance to the Medical Assessment Unit). Library services and resources are for the use of all HSE staff (both hospital and community-based) and for students on clinical placement. The librarian provides support for research, continuing professional development, education and supporting patient care by providing best practice evidence.

Opening hours 

Study, PC and Wi-Fi access available in the library 24/7 (swipe card access).
The library is staffed Tuesday to Thursday from 9am to 4pm (excluding lunchtime).

Library services and resources

Medical Library, University Hospital Waterford

Medical Library, University Hospital Waterford

About The Library

For patient or hospital queries please
email UHW.PatientServices@hse.ie or if your query is in relation to HR please contact Lynn Jacob Lynn.Jacob@hse.ie or Deirdre Latimer, Deirdre.Latimer@hse.ie (051 848453)


Contact library staff with any question you may have. Library staff provide support for research, continuing professional development, education and supporting patient care by providing best practice evidence. Library services and facilities are provided for all HSE employed staff throughout the county of Waterford.

The library is located on the second floor of the Main Building, next to the Main Classroom.

Out-of-hours access via swipe-card to Library Training Room.

Public hospital wi-fi is available in Library spaces.

Contact Us

Library, University Hospital Waterford, Dunmore Road, Waterford. X91 ER8E

Opening Hours

Book an Appointment

Quick Links

All Online Resources

Contact library staff with any question you may have or for general queries you can also use the National Health Library Virtual Desk.

Address: Library, University Hospital Waterford, Dunmore Road, Waterford. X91 ER8E
Telephone: (051) 842399; (051) 842434.

For patient or hospital queries please email UHW.PatientServices@hse.ie

Email: uhw.library@hse.ie.
Opening Hours: Monday – Thursday 9.00am – 5.00pm; Friday 9.00am – 3.30pm

Out-of-hours access via swipe-card to Library Training Room. Contact (051) 842399 & 842434 to arrange one-to-one or group training. See Short Description of Services and Short Guide to Online Resources below for full details of services and resources available.

Staff

Shona Nolan, Librarian


Guides To Library Resources

Wexford General Hospital

Wexford General Hospital

About The Library

Contact Us

Library, Wexford General Hospital, Wexford. Y35 Y17D

Opening Hours

Book an Appointment

Quick Links

All Online Resources

Address: Library, Wexford General Hospital, Wexford. Y35 Y17D
Telephone:(053) 9153184.
Fax: (053) 9153055.
Email: wex.library@hse.ie.

The Medical library in Wexford General hospital is open to all HSE staff & students on clinical placement with 24 hour access to library computers & study spaces.

Due to Covid-19 regulations on social distancing our study spaces have been reduced.

Please contact the library for more information.

Opening Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm

Out-of-hours access by swipecard.

Staff

Stacey Dardis
Library Assistant
Wexford General Hospital
Tel: 053 9153184
Email: Stacey.Dardis@hse.ie

For general queries you can also use the National Health Library Virtual Desk.

Library Documents

Copyright Declaration Complete this form when ordering a reprint of a journal article not available online.
Library Registration Complete this form if you wish to register with the library service.

Guides To Library Resources

Tipperary University Hospital

Tipperary University Hospital

About The Library

Jennifer Butler, Executive Librarian is available to assist with queries, sourcing materials and research assistance in relation to patient care and health services.

Contact Us

Tipperary University Hospital, Western Rd. Clonmel E91 VY40

Opening Hours

Book an Appointment

Quick Links

All Online Resources

Guides To Library Resources

Library Staff:
Stella Williams
Library Assistant| HSE South
National Health Library and Knowledge Service

Stella.Williams@hse.ie
Phone: 087-3591281

Tipperary University Hospital,

Western Rd.

Clonmel

E91 VY40

St. Luke’s General Hospital, Kilkenny

St. Luke’s General Hospital, Kilkenny

About The Library

Out of hours access: The study room adjacent to the Library is accessible 24/7. Additional study pods are located in the corridor leading to the Library & Education Centre.

Contact Us

Dr Jim Mahon Library and Education Centre, St. Luke’s General Hospital, Freshford Rd., Kilkenny, R95 FY71

056-7717801

Opening Hours

Book an Appointment

Quick Links

All Online Resources

Address: Dr Jim Mahon Library and Education Centre, St. Luke’s General Hospital, Freshford Rd., Kilkenny, R95 FY71
Telephone: (056) 7717080.
Fax: (056) 7717801.
Email: slk.library@hse.ie.

Opening Hours

Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

Out of hours access:  The study room adjacent to the Library is accessible 24/7. Additional study pods are located in the corridor leading to the Library & Education Centre.

Library Staff:
Emma Quinn                    Librarian
Andrea Fitzgerald           Senior Library Assistant
Sarah Dermody               Library Assistant

Librarian on duty:

  • Wednesday:     9am – 5pm
  • Thursday:   9am – 5pm

Emma Quinn – Librarian
Library
St. Luke’s General Hospital
Freshford Road
Kilkenny

For general queries you can also use the National Health Library Virtual Desk

Library Tutorials and Helpsheets

Library Documents

Copyright DeclarationComplete this form when ordering a reprint of a journal article not available online.
Library RegistrationComplete this form if you wish to register with the library service.

Guides To Library Resources

Portiuncula University Hospital, Galway

Portiuncula University Hospital, Galway

About The Library

Library staff provide support for research, continuing professional development, education and enhancing patient care through evidence-based practices.
Library services and facilities are available to PUH staff and HSE community staff in East Galway in addition to students on clinical placement and at the National Ambulance Service College in Ballinasloe.


A 24/7 study room (second door on the left opposite the library) is available with access to study spaces, PCs and Wi-Fi.

Contact Us

Healthcare Library, Portiuncula University Hospital, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway H53 T971

Opening Hours

Book an Appointment

Quick Links

All Online Resources

 

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Address: Healthcare Library, Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway. H53 T971

Telephone: 0909648388

Email: library.portiuncula@hse.ie or lorraine.mason@hse.ie

Opening Hours:

Monday - Thursday 9am - 5pm 
Friday Closed

A 24/7 study room is available with study spaces, Wi-Fi and PCs (swipe access).

Library Registration Form

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Guides To Library Resources

Roscommon University Hospital

Roscommon University Hospital

About The Library

Library is open 24/7.

Library is staffed as per the opening hours below.

Contact Us

Healthcare Library, Roscommon County Hospital, Co. Roscommon F42 YX65

Opening Hours

Book an Appointment

Quick Links

All Online Resources

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Address: Healthcare Library Roscommon County Hospital, Co. Roscommon F42 YX65
Telephone: 090 6632360
Email: vita.whelehan@hse.ie

For general queries you can also use the Library Virtual Desk.

Opening Hours

Library is open 24/7

Library is staffed

Monday 10-13.00 – 14.00-17.00

Wednesday 10-13.00 –  14.00-17.00

Friday 10-14.00


Reader Registration Form

Guides To Library Resources

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Mayo University Hospital

Mayo University Hospital

About The Library

Library staff are available to assist with queries and sourcing materials in relation to patient care and health services.

Contact Us

Mayo University Library, Castlebar, Co. Mayo F23 H529

Opening Hours

Quick Links

All Online Resources

Galway University Hospitals

Galway University Hospitals

About The Library

Library staff are available to assist with queries and sourcing materials in relation to patient care and health services.

Contact Us

Merlin Park University Hospital

Old Dublin Road, Galway H91 N973

University Hospital Galway

Newcastle Road, Galway H91 YR71

Opening Hours

Book an Appointment

Quick Links

All Online Resources

University Hospital Galway & Merlin Park University Hospital

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Old Dublin Road, Galway
H91 N973

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    email: library@hse.ie
University Hospital Galway
Newcastle Road, Galway
H91 YR71

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Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore, Offaly

Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore, Offaly

About The Library

Library staff provide support for research, continuing professional development, education and supporting patient care by providing best practice evidence. Library services and facilities are provided for all hospital and community staff within Longford, Offaly, Laois and Westmeath. 

Study, WiFi and PC access available in the Education Centre, Scott Building 24/7 (swipe access).

Library Services and Resources

Contact Us

Research & Education Centre Library, Scott Building, Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore, Co Offaly, R35 NY51.

Opening Hours

Quick Links

All Online Resources

The Library is open with adherence measures to COVID-19 guidance in place

Opening Hours: 09.30-13:00 & 14:00-16:30 Monday to Friday

Telephone: +353 57 93 58393   

Email: LibraryMRHT@hse.ie

 

Our staff:

Ms. Nicola Fay – Email: Nicola.Fay@hse.ie

Ms. Maura Flynn – Email: Maura.Flynn@hse.ie

Address: Research & Education Centre Library, Scott Building, Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore, Co Offaly, R35 NY51.

Library services and facilities are provided for all hospital and community staff within Longford, Offaly, Laois and Westmeath.

Study, WiFi and PC access available in the Education Centre, Scott Building 24/7 (swipe access)

Click below to book a room in the Education Centre or MakerLab equipment

Lecture Theatre
MakerLab Trolley, and MakerLab portable Case
3D printer
Poster printer

Use OpenAthens to access our electronic resources. Log in to your OpenAthens account at www.hselibrary.ie using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox

Our Book Collection

Guides To Library Resources

Midland Regional Hospital, Mullingar

Mullingar

About The Library

Welcome to the Library.

The Library provides access to evidence informed information to support patient care, education, continuous professional development and research. 

 

This Library is divided across two rooms:

 – Library book room and study area.

 – Library Office which contains library staff desks and 2 PCs with Printer for general use. 

 

WiFi and Printer/Scanner are also available. 

Please ask Library Staff if you need any help finding information or help with searching the online library resources.

See also HSE Library Guides.

 

Contact Us

Midland Regional Hospital Library

Library, Midland Regional Hospital, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath. N91NA43

Opening Hours

Quick Links

All Online Resources

Midland Regional Hospital, Portlaoise, Co. Laois

Midland Regional Hospital, Portlaoise

About The Library

Library staff provide support for research, continuing professional development, education and supporting patient care by providing best practice evidence. Library services and facilities are provided for all HSE staff in hospital and community.

 

Library Services and Resources include:

  • Book Collection
  • PC and WIFI Access
  • Printing, Scanning & Photocopying facilities
  • Borrowable Laptops
  • Study areas
  • Literature searching
  • Training on the use of Library resources

 

The Study Room in the Education Centre is available 24/7 accessing the building using your staff swipe.

 

Contact Us

Midland Regional Hospital Library

Education Centre, Midland Regional Hospital, Portlaoise, Co. Laois

The Library is staffed  Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday  Contact via email Monday and Friday. 

Opening Hours

Book an Appointment

Quick Links

All Online Resources

For enquiries contact: Ms. Mary Thompson

Email: MaryB.Thompson@hse.ie

Address: Education Centre, Midland Regional Hospital, Portlaoise, Co. Laois

Telephone: 057 8696347           

Email: LibraryMRHP@hse.ie 

Study Room and WiFi access available in the Education Centre 08:00 to 21:00 daily.

Library Opening hours:

Monday and Tuesday: 10:00-13:00 and 14:00-16:30

Thursday and Friday: 10:00-13:00 and 14:00-16:30

Wednesday: Closed

Use OpenAthens to access our electronic resources. Log in to your OpenAthens account at www.hselibrary.ie using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox

Library Services and Resources include:

  • Access to a National  Book Collection
  • Access to an Interlibrary Loan service for items (books and journals) not available in HLI
  • Electronic Databases, Tools and Apps
  • Clinical Query service.  Contact us @ CQLISMidlands@hse.ie if you need assistance with a clinical query or reference search
  • Assistance and training on use of all resources
  • Support for Video Conferencing and Webcast educational events
  • PC and WIFI Access
  • Printing, Scanning & Photocopying facilities
  • Study areas

Guides To Library Resources

Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown Dublin

Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown Dublin

About The Library

Connolly Hospital Library is available to all staff in the hospital and to students on clinical placement. It is also available to HSE staff working in the community or integrated care settings in North Dublin city and county.

The Library is located on level 1 of the Academic Centre. 

 

As well as the main Library, access is provided to a 24/7 study room with access to PCs on both the HSE and RCSI networks. Wifi is also available.

Library staff provide support for research, continuing professional development, education and supporting patient care by providing best practice evidence.

 

To register for a HSE Library account, please complete this form.

Contact Us

Connolly Hospital Library, Academic Centre, Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15, D15 X40D

Opening Hours

Book an Appointment

Quick Links

All Online Resources

Connolly Hospital Library is available to all HSE staff & students on clinical placement.  Access is provided to a 24/7 reading room including computers and study spaces.  Due to Covid-19 regulations on social distancing our study spaces have been reduced. Please contact the library for more information.

Contact

Address: Connolly Hospital Library, Academic Centre, Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15, Eircode: D15 X40D.
Telephone: 01-6465620
Fax: 01-8226318
Email: connolly.library@hse.ie; Aoife.McGrath5@hse.ie

Opening Hours: Monday – Thursday: 10:00am – 12:30pm & 1:30pm – 4:00pm

Library staff:

Aoife McGrath, Executive Librarian

Our MakerLab is now available for booking.


Connolly Hospital Library Quick Guide

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  • View and renew your books online: Login to the library catalogue and you can view details of all the items you have on loan, renew items and place holds
  • Self registration: if you do not have a library account you can self register using the online form
  • Update your own details: If you have changed address or email you can change this on your catalogue record. We are also asking our users to login check the data and terms and conditions box on their accounts to agree to the information we hold on them in the library management system
  • Get your password: to access these features use the ‘login to your account’ box on the right side on the catalogue home page. If you haven’t logged in before, choose ‘forgot your password’ then add your login which will be firstname.lastname and your email address and a temporary password will be emailed to you which you can change once logged in

Guides to Library Resources

Naas General Hospital

Naas General Hospital

About The Library

The library is available to hospital staff and students on clinical placement. It is also available to use staff working in community or integrated care settings.

 

Access to the study area and computer area is available on a 24/7 basis.


The Library is located on Level 3 of the hospital across from the Tutorial Room. 

The librarian and senior library assistant provide support for research, continuing professional development, education and supporting patient care by providing best practice evidence.


Library Services and Resources


  • Clinical Query service: contact ronan.hegarty@hse.ie if you need assistance with a clinical query or literature search. Alternatively you can submit all info on this form.
  • Assistance and Training on use of resources provided on a group or one-on-one basis  or online via WebEx. 
  • 12 PCs are available and we also have Wi-Fi Access.
  • Printing & photocopying facilities.
  • Study area.
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Library, Naas General Hospital, Craddockstown Road, Naas East, Naas, Co. Kildare W91 AE76

045-843094

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Address: Library, Naas General Hospital, Craddockstown Road, Naas East, Naas, Co. Kildare W91 AE76

Telephone: 045-849571

Fax: 045-843094

Email: Ronan.Hegarty@hse.ie

Jean.Rickard@hse.ie 

Opening Hours

The library is open 24/7 for patrons who wish to use the library study space or PCs. The library is staffed from 9.30 to 16:30 Monday to Thursday excluding lunch time and Fridays until 16:00.

The librarian can be reached at ronan.hegarty@hse.ie at any time to remotely help with any queries.

The senior library assistant can be reached at jean.rickard@hse.ie

Access to the study area and computer area is available on a 24/7 basis.

The Library is located on Level 3 of the hospital across from the Tutorial Room. Library services and resources are provided for all hospital staff and students on placement. The Library’s book collection covers a wide range of medical disciplines and topics.

The librarian provides support for research, continuing professional development, education and supporting patient care by providing best practice evidence.

Library Services and Resources

  • Electronic databases, ejournals, elearning packages and ebook platforms. Access using your OpenAthens account.
  • Register here for an OpenAthens account.
  • Clinical Query service: contact ronan.hegarty@hse.ie if you need assistance with a clinical query or literature search. Alternatively you can submit all info on this form.
  • Assistance and Training on use of resources provided on a group or one-on-one basis (via WebEx during the pandemic).
  • PCs (7 available at present) and Wi-Fi Access.
  • Printing & photocopying facilities.
  • Study area

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St. Columcille’s Hospital, Loughlinstown, Co. Dublin

St. Columcille’s Hospital, Loughlinstown, Co. Dublin

About The Library

The Medical Library in St. Columcille’s Hospital is open to HSE staff, and students on clinical placement.

Contact Us

Elizabeth Perkins, St. Columcille’s Hospital, Loughlinstown, Co. Dublin

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Address:
Elizabeth Perkins, St. Columcille’s Hospital, Loughlinstown, Co. Dublin

Telephone: 01-2115220

Email: Elizabeth.Perkins@hse.ie

The Medical Library in St. Columcille’s Hospital is open to HSE staff, and students on clinical placement from 7am to 7pm, Monday to Friday.

Librarian on duty:

Mon: 9.15 – 5.30

Wed: 9.15 – 5.30

Thurs: 9.30 – 5.30

For general queries you can also use the National Health Library Virtual Desk.

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Dr. Steevens’ Hospital Library, Dublin

HSE library HQ at Dr. Steevens’ Hospital Library, Dublin

About The Library

HSE library has its headquarters at Dr. Steevens’ Library.

Library and Knowledge services are available to all staff based at Dr. Steevens’ Hospital and any National offices, for example, those based at Parkgate Street, Jervis Street, Merchant’s Quay, Palmerstown etc.

 

 

Customized Onsite Services for Dr Steevens’ Hospital Staff

A suite of customized services are tailored specifically to the needs of Dr. Steevens Hospital staff. 

Please contact Gethin White, Librarian for any of the below services:

Corporate focused Evidence Update Service

Bespoke 1-1 Training Consultation Service

Personalised enquiry service support

 

WiFi is currently not available at this location

Contact Us

Dr. Steevens’ Library, Room 17, Ground Floor, Dr. Steevens’ Hospital, Dublin 8. D08 W2A8

About HSE library

The National Health Librarian Aoife Lawton is based in Dr. Steevens’ Hospital Library and can be contacted as below.

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HSE Health library Ireland has its headquarters at Dr. Steevens’ Library.

Library and Knowledge services are available to all staff based at Dr. Steevens’ Hospital and any National offices, for example, those based at Parkgate Street, Jervis Street, Merchant’s Quay, Palmerstown etc.

Services Available:

Books

Book loans services are available to all staff based at the above locations.

Journal Articles Requests

Please ensure that you have an active Koha account to use this service

Any documents that are not available through the eHealth Library, may be requested using this link Request an Article

Training

All group training requests may be requested to the National Information Skills Team at:

https://hse-ie.libwizard.com/f/leads

HSE Research Masterclass

Please click the link below to access the recording.

https://hse.webex.com/hse/ldr.php?RCID=a419b985664d954d346fbd16c94cb5e5

Please contact HLI@hse.ie for the password to this recording.

NOTE: Due to audio difficulties it is recommended to skip to 00:35.

Customized Onsite Services for Dr Steevens’ Hospital Staff

A suite of customized services are tailored specifically to the needs of Dr. Steevens Hospital staff. Please contact Gethin White, Librarian (gethin.white@hse.ie) for any of the below services:

Corporate focused Evidence Update Service

Bespoke 1-1 Training Consultation Service

Personalised enquiry service support

For general enquiries, you can chat with Library staff online or leave a message at the Library Virtual Desk.

Library Dr Steevens’ – Details

Address:
Dr. Steevens’ Library,
Room 17, Ground Floor,
Dr. Steevens’ Hospital, Dublin 8.
D08 W2A8

Telephone: 01 6352558

Email:  hli@hse.ie

Opening hours:


Monday – Friday: 10am – 12pm & 2pm – 4pm

Library Staff

National Health Service Librarian: Aoife Lawton

PA to Aoife Lawton: Anne Kearns

Librarian: Gethin White

Library Assistant: Elaine Scanlon

Access your library account and renew online

  • View and renew your books online: Login to the library catalogue and you can view details of all the items you have on loan, renew items and place holds
  • Self registration: if you do not have a library account you can self register using the online form
  • Update your own details: If you have changed address or email you can change this on your catalogue record. We are also asking our users to login check the data and terms and conditions box on their accounts to agree to the information we hold on them in the library management system
  • Get your password: to access these features use the ‘login to your account’ box on the right side on the catalogue home page. If you haven’t logged in before, choose ‘forgot your password’ then add your login which will be first name, last name and your email address and a temporary password will be emailed to you which you can change once logged in.

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St. Luke’s Radiation Oncology Network (SLRON) Dublin

St. Luke’s Radiation Oncology Network (SLRON) Dublin

SLRON Library Service

The librarian provides support for research, continuing professional development, education and supporting patient care by providing best practice evidence. Library services and facilities are provided for all SLRON staff and HSE community staff within Dublin West and Dublin South West. The library is located in St. Luke’s Hospital, Rathgar.

 

Library Services and Resources

 

HSE library registration/OpenAthens 24/7 access

Literature Searching Service or clinical query – please contact library@slh.ie queries

Training on use of Library Resources

Inter-Library Loan and Document Supply Service

4 PCs and Study area – No Wifi access

Printing, scanning & photocopying facilities

Contact Us

St. Luke’s Radiation Oncology Network (SLRON), St. Luke’s Hospital, Rathgar, Dublin 6 D06E1C9

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Address: St. Luke’s Hospital, Highfield Road, Rathgar, Dublin 6, D06 E169.

Telephone: 01 – 4065224

Email: library@slh.ie

Opening Hours 
Monday – Thursday: 10am – 4pm

Dymphna McGettigan is based in St. Luke’s Radiation Oncology Network. The library is located in St. Luke’s Hospital, Rathgar. Library staff provide a range of services and supports for HSE library members engaged in research, professional development  and academic study.    

Library Services and Resources

  • Electronic databases, online journals, ebooks. Access using your OpenAthens account. Register here for an OpenAthens account.
  • Borrow books from our collection. Register here for Library Membership
  • Training and support on use of resources
  • PC and WIFI Access.
  • Printing, scanning & photocopying facilities.
  • Study area

Order an article from St luke’s Radiation Oncology Network

Keeping up to Date

Receive email alerts to new issues of your favourite journals. Download this form and select the journal TOCs you would like to receive and email to library@slh.ie. You can also check out our ‘Keeping up to Date’ tab on our Cancer Care libguide

Guide to Cancer Resources

Click to go to the Cancer guide

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Cherry Orchard Hospital, Dublin 10

This Library is closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic until further notice. 

Please visit the Virtual Desk for any enquiries 

Satellite Library Service

Cherry Orchard library is a satellite library of Dr Steevens Library and is staffed every second Wednesday.

Cherry Orchard collection reflects the Older Persons, Addiction, Child & Adolescent mental health, Public Health Nursing services based on the site.

Address: Cherry Orchard Hospital Library, Ballyfermot Road, Dublin 10.

Telephone:  076 695 5000 (Ask for the Library)

HSE Library helpdesk or email

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Adult Mental Health Services (AMHS) Library, Cork

Adult Mental Health Services (AMHS) Library, Cork

About The Library

Liis Cotter is available to assist with queries and sourcing of materials in relation to mental health services.

AMHS Cork Library provides support for research, continuing professional development, education and enhancing patient care by providing best practice evidence.

Library services and facilities are provided for all AMHS Cork staff (North Lee, South Lee, North Cork, and West Cork).

WiFi access: currently none

Out of Hours access: printed materials can be returned independently using Book Returns box located in the library from 7am-6pm.

Contact Us

Adult Mental Health Service, Cork | Library | Inniscarraig Centre | Western Road | Cork | Eircode T12 A8HE

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Address: Adult Mental Health Services Library, St. Michael’s Unit, Mercy University Hospital, Grenville Place, Cork.
Telephone: 086 0454481
Email: AMHS.CorkLibrary@hse.ie

Search the AMHS Library catalogue

 

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Bantry General Hospital, Cork

Please note: The Library in Bantry is not currently staffed.   

Please visit the Virtual Desk for any enquiries 

Address: Library, Bantry General Hospital, Bantry, Co. Cork.
Telephone: (027) 52940. HLI National helpline: 0818 100900 

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University Hospital Kerry

University Hospital Kerry

About The Library

The library is currently closed for renovations.  UHK library staff are available Monday- Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm by emailing KGH.Library@hse.ie.  We typically respond within one business day. 

You are welcome to call for live assistance during regular business hours.

 

Live chat is also available during regular business hours.


Library Virtual Desk:  https://hselibrary.ie/virtual-desk/

Find information yourself with help from LAMA, our AI assistant at https://www.hselibrary.ie

 

Contact Us

University Hospital Kerry, Ratass, Tralee, Co. Kerry. V92 NX94

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Address: Ratass, Tralee, Co. Kerry. V92 NX94.
Telephone: (066) 7184216
Email: kgh.library@hse.ie

Opening hours
Monday to Friday 8:30 – 4:30

Facilities
15 PCs, 2 PCs available 24/7

Library Staff:
Melanie Surkau            Librarian
Mary Lehane                Library Assistant

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Mallow General Hospital, Cork

This Library is closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic until further notice. 

Please visit the Virtual Desk for any enquiries 

Address: Library, Mallow General Hospital, Mallow, Co. Cork.
Telephone:(022) 30377.
Email: cuh.library@hse.ie

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