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Isle of Wight NHS Library

Check the Oliveira Library (St Mary's Hospital) web pages for information about:

  • Opening Hours
  • Location
  • Contact Details
  • Services and Facilities

Borrowing - Healthcare Library

As a current Bournemouth University HSS student, you may borrow up to eight books for four weeks from the Hospital's library. You can renew these books as long as they have not been reserved by someone else - this can be done twice. Renewals can be in person, by phone or by email. When the Hospital Library is closed, books may be left in the secure book return bin in the Library.

No fines are charged, but items not returned within three months from the start of reminders will be charged, with an additional administration fee.

Please do not pass on material you have borrowed to someone else. You are responsible for it until it is returned to the library.

Photocopying

Articles from journals or books held in this Library may be copied at a cost of 5p per A4 page within the terms of copyright regulations posted above the copier.

Library IT facilities

The Library staff can log you onto a Hospital computer during staffed hours. To obtain a personal login, which can be used out of hours and elsewhere in the Hospital, contact your clinical link.

Finding help

You will also receive an induction from your Hospital librarian and can ask the Library staff for any assistance you may need.

It is important to attend your timetabled university IT and library sessions, as they are designed to give you the skills to carry out research for your assignments. To complement these sessions, you can arrange subject advice on a one-to-one basis at Bournemouth House Library or St Mary's Hospital, Portsmouth through your Subject Support Library team.

Any enquiries concerning the resources on the Bournemouth University Library web pages should be addressed to the HSS subject support library team. Alternatively, you can ring Bournemouth University Library Enquiries on (01202) 965959.

Student feedback

The Library staff welcome feedback from students, and forms are available in the Library, or via your clinical link.

Other resources

There are a number of other resources that may be available to you as you are studying on your placement year, with information available through our Other resources for students on placement in the NHS page.