Category Archives: Libraries

From Tonight out of hours access for library users will be via the new South door.

You will be able to access the library from the new South door without a card from 7am – 6pm and with a card from 6pm – 7am, Monday to Friday.  On Saturday and Sunday access is available without a card from  9am – 5pm and outside of those hours with card only.

Additional Study Space

Between 9am and 9pm rooms 2.29 & 2.30 in the Cochrane Building, UHW will be made available from Wednesday 9th May until 15th June for silent study. When it is busy in Health Library you can also find extra study spaces in rooms 1.06 and 1.18 if they are not booked for teaching.


You can check how busy our study spaces here before you set off.



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

glass of water

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.