Health Libraries

New Name for New Library

As you are aware there is to be a new medical education centre on the Heath Park site which will house a new purpose-built library. The new library will incorporate the current provision of the Sir Herbert Duthie Library, the Nursing and Healthcare Studies Library (both on the UHW site) and the School of Nursing and Midwifery Library currently situated in the Caerleon Education Centre, Newport.
We are sending this email to all Schools to be served by the new library inviting suggestions for a new library name. The proposed name for the new medical education centre is the ‘Cochrane building’. Since we already have the ‘Archie Cochrane Library’ in Llandough we need to think of something different for this one. Thoughts of a name for the library have so far focused upon either names which describe what can be found in the library (such as resources or subject areas) or names of prominent figures in healthcare.

We are looking for a name which is exciting and innovative but also fits the purpose of our library as a hub for the provision of Medical, Nursing and Healthcare information, both electronic and print, for the whole of Wales. If you are up for the challenge we would love to hear from you and as a further temptation there is a prize up for grabs for the person who suggests the name used.

Please submit your suggestions with your name and contact details to Vikki Russell (PA to Janet Peters, University Librarian) at

RussellV@cardiff.ac.uk The closing date for suggestions is Friday 4th December.

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