Check the Poole Hospital Library web pages for information about:

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

Borrowing - Hospital Library

As a current Bournemouth University HSS student, you may borrow up to 12 items (books and journals) at any one time from the Hospital Library. Most books can be borrowed for 4 weeks. You can renew in person, by phone or online, provided nobody else is waiting for the item in question.

While you will not be charged fines for overdue loans, you will receive reminder emails (three days before the book is due back) and letters; if you do not return your books you will be charged replacement costs plus an administrative charge of £20 per item. Return all loan items as soon as you can to allow other readers to use the books. When the Hospital Library is closed, books may be left in the secure book return bin outside the library door.

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

Finding help

There is an Information Desk in the Library where you can request help with using any aspect of the Library's service. You may also ring the Library (internal ext. 2101) or send an e-mail to [email protected] to receive help and advice. Information about Library facilities can also be found on the Library site on the hospital's Intranet. You will also receive an induction from your hospital librarian.

Details of the books and journals in the Hospital Library can be found in the SWIMS catalogue. This catalogue covers NHS libraries in the South and West region; with information about your library available by looking at the library's code: D01, Library staff can help with use of the catalogue.

A subject index is available to provide guidance on where books are shelved.

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, subject advice is available on a one-to-one basis at Weston Library through your faculty library team.

Any enquiries concerning the resources on the Bournemouth University Library web pages should be addressed to the HSS faculty library team. Alternatively, you can use the Library Chat service or ring Bournemouth University Library's Telephone Enquiry Service on 01202 965959.

Photocopying facilities

A photocopier is available with 24 hour access. There is a charge of 5p per page for all photocopying and printing, A4 only. The hospital photocopier can also be used as a scanner.

Library IT facilities

There are 22 computers in the Hospital Library which are available for 24-hour access, each computer provides MS Office and Internet access. Computers are intended for work/study purposes; inappropriate use of computers is a disciplinary offence. All computers have anti-virus software installed and students are welcome to use their own USB memory devices.

Student Feedback

At the Poole Hospital Library we welcome constructive comments from our users. Please email us [email protected]

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.