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:

  • Define their direction
  • Create a vision statement
  • Identify barriers to change
  • Establish action plans for a particular service or project using a variety of innovative techniques, which access creative and alternatives solutions resulting in break–through change and a recommended direction for moving forward

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

The Library is open and staffed Monday to Friday 9am to 1pm and 2pm to 4.30pm.

Due to the cyberattack the self check-out machine is not working and books can only be borrowed from a member of staff. Please contact the library by email with any questions you may have.

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

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 to Fridays: 9am to 1pm – 2pm to 4.30pm

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

Check our latest books

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

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

Telephone: 071 91 74604

Email: sgh.library@hse.ie

Opening Hours:
Monday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm

Tuesday 9.15 am – 5.00 pm

Wednesday 9.15 am – 5.00 pm

Thursday 9.15 am – 8.00 pm

Friday 9.00 am – 3.00 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

*** Due to Level 5 restrictions the library is currently operating at reduced capacity. No walk-ins *** 

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:
Miriam Williams, Librarian
Natasha Smith, Library Assistant

Address: Drogheda, Co.Louth

Telephone : 041-9843696

Fax : 041-9843626

Email : library.olol@hse.ie 

Opening Hours : 9.30am – 1pm & 2pm – 5pm Monday to Friday. 

Extended Access: The library is accessible via swipe card until 19.00   

Further to Level 5 Covid-19 restrictions, all library visits should be be booked in advance.  

Virtual Desk : You can ask a question to our National HSE Library Team using the virtual desk

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

Guides to Library Resources

Cavan General Hospital

Address: Cavan
Telephone: 049-4376114
Fax: 049-4331525
Email: cavan.library@hse.ie

Contact and Collect – Collections to be picked on on Tuesdays  (details of how to place a hold for collection HERE)  

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: cavan.library@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

Staff: Linda Halton (Health Sciences Librarian)

Tel: 046 9078700

Email: lindahaltonhse@gmail.com

Computer area in Library

The new library is located off the link corridor on the ground floor of the hospital (opposite the entrance to the Medical Emergency Department). 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 

The library is open from 7am to 10pm every day (including weekends) for patrons who wish to use the study space or computers. The library is staffed Monday to Thursday from 9am to 4pm (excluding lunchtime). Please note, that due to the need to maintain social distancing, there are 4 computers and 2 study spaces currently available in the library.

Library services and resources

University Hospital Waterford

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.
Telephone: (051) 842399; 842434.
Fax: (051) 848561.
Email: uhw.library@hse.ie.
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 9.00am – 4.00pm

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

Pauline Ryan, Librarian
Clodagh Murray, Library Assistant


Guides To Library Resources

Wexford General Hospital

Address: Library, Wexford General Hospital, Wexford.
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.

Staffed hours:

Monday               8.30am – 1.30pm
Tuesday              1.00pm – 5.30pm
Wednesday        1.00pm – 5.30pm
Thursday            9.00am – 1.00pm & 2.00pm – 5.30pm
Friday                  9.00am – 2.00pm

Mary Gill
Library Assistant
Wexford General Hospital
Tel: 053 9153184
Email: mary.gill1@hse.ie

For Library Service out-of-hours Monday to Friday, contact:
Library, HSE Headquarters, Lacken, Dublin Rd., Kilkenny.
Tel: (056) 7784110 or email Brendan.Leen@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

South Tipperary General Hospital

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

St. Luke’s General Hospital, Kilkenny

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: 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

 

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

Telephone: 0909648388

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

Opening Hours:
Monday to Thursday 9am – 5pm
Friday 9am – 3pm

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

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Guides To Library Resources

Roscommon University Hospital

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Address: Healthcare Library Roscommon County Hospital, Co. Roscommon
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

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Mayo University Hospital

Please telephone 094-9042635 or email mayolibraryservices@hse.ie
OR contact us via the Virtual Desk

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday

9.00 am – 5.00 pm

Address: Mayo University Library, Castlebar, Co. Mayo
Telephone: 094-9042635
Fax: 094-9022499

Library Registration Form

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Galway University Hospitals

University Hospital Galway & Merlin Park University Hospital

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Merlin Park University Hospital, Old Dublin Road, Galway

tel: 091- 775327/5346

email: library@hse.ie

Mon to Thu: 9:30am to 4:00pm

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University Hospital Galway, Newcastle Road, Galway

tel: 091- 542650

email: library.uchg@hse.ie

Mon to Thu: 9:30am to 4:00pm

Fri: 9:30am – 2:55pm

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Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore, Offaly

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

Opening Hours: 09.30 to 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

Ms. Gillian Mullins –  Email: Gillian.Mullins@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:

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, Co. Westmeath

 

Welcome to the Library Service, Regional Hospital Mullingar

Please contact us if you have any queries or need assistance

Phone: 044 9394467 or 044 9394468  Email: librarymrhm@hse.ie 

Our Staff:

Margaret Morgan    email  margaretp.morgan@hse.ie

Marguerite Farrell  email marguerite.farrell@hse.ie  

 

Opening Hours:

10:00 – 13:00  & 14:00 – 16.30 Monday – Friday

 

Resources and Facilities: 

  • Access Electronic Resources using your OpenAthens Account.  Login to your OpenAthens account at www.hselibrary.ie using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox
  • Submit a Search Request 
  • Training, – check Events for online training or contact library staff
  • Access to an extensive collection of Electronic Resources incl. Databases,
  • Access to E-Journal Collections, E-Book Collections, Guidelines.
  • Access to Medicines information including BNF, BNFC,  Interactions Checkers. etc. 
  • Access to Point of Care Tools including BMJ Best Practice, UpToDate,  Clinical Key. 
  • Access to a national  book collection.    Search   Library Catalogue     
  • Register for Library Card
  • Access to Wifi, PCs, Photocopier/Scanner
  • Document Delivery;  Inter Library Loan

 

Helpsheets

Guides To Library Resources

Midland Regional Hospital, Portlaoise, Co. Laois

For enquiries contact: Ms. Mary Thompson

Email: MaryB.Thompson@hse.ie

Tel: 086 3800553

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

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
  • 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 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, Connolly Hospital, Academic Centre, Connolly Hospital, Blanchardsown Dublin 15, Eircode; X40.
Telephone: 01-6465620
Fax: 01-8226318
Email: bennery.rickard@hse.ie alice.murphy6@hse.ie

Opening Hours: Monday – Thursday: 10:30am – 12:30pm & 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Library staff:

Bennery Rickard          Regional Librarian

Alice Murphy          Library Assistant (Graduate Trainee)


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

Address: Naas General Hospital Library, Naas, Co. Kildare

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 13:00.

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.

Please note that due to the need to maintain social distancing, there are now only 2 PCs and 2 study spaces available in the library.

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 (2 available at present) and Wi-Fi Access.
  • Printing & photocopying facilities.
  • Study area (currently restricted to 2 spots)

Order an article from Naas General Hospital Library 

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Guides To Library Resources

St. Columcille’s Hospital, Loughlinstown


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

Telephone: 01-2115220

Fax: 01-2825686

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. Due to Covid-19 regulations on social distancing our study spaces have been reduced. Contact the library for more information.

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.

Guides To Library Resources

Dr. Steevens’ Hospital Library, Dublin

HSE National Library & Knowledge Service 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

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

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 Librarian, Gethin White (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:  elaine.scanlon@hse.ie 

Opening hours:
Monday – Thursday: 10 am – 4 pm
Friday: closed

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.

Guides To Library Resources

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

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

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

Latest Library Newsletter

News Update Winter 2020

News Update Summer 2020

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

Guides To Library Resources

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)

Email hselibrary@hse.ie 

Guides To Library Resources

Adult Mental Health Services (AMHS) Library, Cork

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

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Bantry 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, Bantry General Hospital, Bantry, Co. Cork.
Telephone: (027) 52940.

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University Hospital Kerry

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 hselibrary@hse.ie 

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