Category Archives: Libraries

Library services for graduating students working in Wales

Every Health Board in Wales provides a library service for staff, including doctors, nurses and allied health professionals. When you start your new job, please visit the local hospital library to find out what they can offer you.  If you will be working in Cardiff and Vale UHB, you can register in the Health Library, UHW or the Archie Cochrane Library, UHL.

If you have a student Athens account, please ask your local library for a new staff account, which gives you extra resources, including the BNF.

Libraries are here to support you in your work so please contact us if we can help.

Water Supply interruption in Cochrane Building Sunday 17th July

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There will be an interruption of the Hot and Cold Water Supply in the Cochrane Building for essential work will be carried out on Sunday 17th July between 8:00am – 16:00pm

Toilets and water fountains will be unavailable during this time. Alternative facilities can be found in the councourse area of the hospital building, UHW.

Christmas Opening @ Health Library Cochrane Building

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The Health Library will remain open 24/7 over the Christmas and New Year period.

The enquiry desk will be staffed until 7pm on Wednesday 23rd December and then will re-open again on Saturday 2nd January 9am until 5pm and again Monday 4th January at 8.30am when we return to our usual staffed enquiry desk.



Easter Loans-

We are pleased to offer extended loans over the Easter vacation period. 2 week and 4 week loan books from the Health Library borrowed on  or after Monday 23rd March 2015 will not be due back until Wednesday, 22nd April 2015.

Renew your books online at

Opening hours for the Easter recess will differ between the libraries. Opening hours for all the libraries are available here: