Library Account & Access

Registering for a Library account allows you to access library catalogue services and eResources from any location, with the one username and password. We have two login routes while we move to a new single login method. For more help or information see our FAQ or contact the helpdesk.

How can I register and activate my Library account?

For HSE staff / interns etc.:

  • Set up your account by registering for a Library Account
  • Submit Registration Form
  • Library Staff will verify your account within 3 working days.
  • You can then use your account to access resources.

For non-HSE healthcare staff, such as those in Section 38 or 39 organisations, contact us for more information at or call 0818 100 900.

OpenAthens and your data

OpenAthens is an authentication system enabling access to eresources for libraries worldwide and HSE Health Library Ireland.We ask you to provide only the minimum information required for administration of your account. Only authorised Health Library Ireland Staff and OpenAthens administrators have access to this information in order to troubleshoot access or authentication issues on your account. This information is not used for any other purpose or made available to any other parties.

Only information for active accounts is stored and all information is deleted when your account expires.

For more information, you can view the detailed privacy policy for EduServ OpenAthens HERE

OpenAthens Terms & Conditions

Athens accounts remain the property of HSE library services. Personal Athens accounts are for the sole use of the employee to whom they are issued and are not transferable. Access to resources is provided for the purposes of work, research or education only. The Athens account holder undertakes not to infringe copyright residing in documentation or software. No Athens account holder will undertake any action that brings the HSE into disrepute. The Athens account holder will comply with the acceptable usage policies and licensing agreements of websites visited.