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When in doubt, go to the library!

Our mission is to promote safe, compassionate, effective care by supporting the clinical effectiveness, education, training, professional development and research needs of all our users.

Come in and join the library - we serve ALL staff and students on placement.

New Homerton staff members, doctors and students on placement are granted library membership automatically. If you are not in one of these groups, sign up by visiting the Newcomb Library enquiry desk, or fill in this online form (you will need IE10 or any other modern browser).

Looking for a book? You can search the Newcomb Library catalogue online at:

Looking for a journal? You can search by title or subject at:

We offer a comfortable environment for work and study with a dedicated computer room.

Library staff are happy to assist with your information enquiries and library use.  We offer training courses ranging from the use of library resources to finding quality information on the internet and can provide literature searching support.

Library Opening Hours

Monday, 11:00-17:30
Tuesday - Thursday, 09:00-19:00
Friday, 09:00-17:30

The Newcomb Learning Hub is available for Homerton staff and students with swipe card access. If you don’t have a swipe card they are available for loan from the library (£10 deposit required).


The Newcomb Library and Information Service is situated at the back of the hospital in the Education Centre. The nearest entrance is in Clifden Road.

Library staff

Library Team Cropped

L-R: Phil Lewis, Assistant Librarian, Kaye Bagshaw, Library Manager,  
Dalia Payne, Library Assistant, Heather Mills, Assistant Librarian  

What makes us tick? Find out more about the Newcomb Team.


More information

Can't visit the library in person? We can come to you!
Our next Library Surgery will be at St Leonards on Monday 12 March 2018, 13:00-15:30. Do come and find us and find out how we can help you!


If you'd like us to visit your team contact us at

New Books

Click the link above to discover all our new books.

Books of the Month

What does it feel like to be a patient?
Or to be both a clinician and a patient?
How does it really feel to suffer from depression?
What's it like being a doctor in today's NHS?

Our book selection for November focusses on personnal narratives:

Can I Tell You


Your Life (1)


Use this link to see all our new books

If you’d like to recommend a book, contact us at

Contact us

The Newcomb Library
Education Centre
Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Homerton Row
E9 6SR

Tel: 020 8510 7751
Fax: 020 8510 7281