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Library & Knowledge Services at Southport & Ormskirk Hospital

Southport Hospital - Hanley Library

Ormskirk Hospital - Sanderson Library Resource Room

Your Library membership covers both libraries sites

24hr (swipe in) access available at both libraries on request

We're open Monday to Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm

Find us online at www.sonhslks.com

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Library resources & facilities

Book collections at both libraries – web based catalogue

  • If we don’t have the books you need, we can borrow them from another library on your behalf
  • We can also order full text journal articles

PCs & WiFi
  • PC and IT room available at both libraries
  • Printing, scanning available
  • Fre wifi if you want to bring own device

Study Space
  • Available at both libraries


Online resources & NHS OpenAthens

NHS OpenAthens account gives you access to local online resources from hospital or at home

  • Databases – including Medline, PsychInfo, Embase, etc.
  • eJournals & eBooks
  • BMJ Case Reports
  • BMJ Best Practice
  • DynaMed
  • Primal Pictures
  • eLearning for Health
  • ...and much more!

Library resources & facilities



with OpenAthens

to your personal account

BMJ Best Practice takes you quickly and accurately to the latest evidence-based information, whenever and wherever you need it.

Step by step guidance on diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and prevention is updated daily using robust evidence based methodology and expert opinion.

Earn CME/CPD credits.

Download the app.

DynaMed is a clinical reference tool created by physicians for use at the point-of-care. Dynamed provides evidence based summaries for more than 3,200 topics.

Earn CME/CPD credits.

Download the app.

You have access to 130 medical handbooks and 84 specialist handbooks (Oxford University Press) using your NHS OpensAthens account.

If you would like to submit a case report, please contact the library for the Fellowship number.

This online resource contains interactive anatomical 3D models that can be rotated, sectioned and explored at different levels. Cross-sectional 3D anatomical images are correlated with real MRI scans.

M-M O'Mahony

Stephanie Burns

Saffron Webb

The Library Team

Library Manager


Senior Library Assistant




Literature searching

Article Requests

Training Sessions

Here to help!

Covid rules still apply in both Libraries

  • Please wear mask at all times when in the Library or IT room

  • Please use the wipes supplied to wipe down your work area before and after use

  • No food or hot drinks allowed in the libraries or the IT room at any time

  • Please only use allocated desks & chairs