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

Library resources & facilities

Dynamic Health is an evidence-based tool designed to help nurses and allied health professionals master skills, obtain fast answers to questions and foster a culture of evidence-based practice and critical thinking leading to improved patient outcomes.

CPD Launchpad is a revalidation portfolio and CPD resource for nurses and midwives. It contains interesting and relevant content that will stimulate thought and reflection, and help you fulfil your revalidation requirements.

We also have a great selection of "non work related" books too - including fiction, non-fiction and wellbeing titles!

Reading is good for you!


with OpenAthens

  1. How to find the Evidence
  2. What are your NHS OpenAthens resources?
  3. Reflective reading and writing
  4. Referencing
  5. Research proposals

Training Sessions

We offer a range of training sessions including:

CPD certificates provided

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Looking for Evidence to support clinical practice?

Updating local policies or care plans?

Working on a service improvement project?

M-M O'Mahony

Stephanie Burns

Saffron Webb

The Library Team

Library Manager


Senior Library Assistant




Literature searching

Article Requests

Training Sessions

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