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Space to think... Knowledge to act

We offer a physical space away from your work area when you need some quiet “thinking time”, and a virtual space, where you can freely access the latest online resources, and e-learning

Enquiry service The experienced Library Team can help you find the information you need
Borrowing Borrow up to 8 books/journals at a time
Computer facilities 12 PCs with internet access, scanning, printing, wi-fi
Newcomb Learning Hub 24/7 access to 10 PCs, wi-fi and comfy-seating
Training Book onto one of our free training sessions – designed to help you make the most of e-resources
e-learning & e-resource support Assistance with setting up an OpenAthens account to access e- resources and support with your account if you have forgotten the login details!
Literature searching We can search for the latest evidence for you to support work-related projects and quality improvements
Document supply If the article or book you require is not available, we can acquire it from a network of other libraries (charges may apply)
Evidence alerts Sign-up for KnowledgeShare to receive alerts targeted to your interests
Printing & copying Charges from 10p per A4 side


Newcomb Learning Hub

  • 24/7 space on the blue corridor in the main hospital 
  • 10 PCs  All computers have Microsoft Office installed and can access the library catalogues.  They also all access the internet. NB: No printing facilities available.
  • Wi-Fi
  • Comfy seating
  • Access using a Homerton swipe card, which can be borrowed from the library (£10 deposit required)
Homerton Values, Our Values

Homerton Values

Safe: We promote safe practice amongst Homerton staff through the resources we provide and the support we offer for their use.
Personal: We deliver a user-focussed service, developing in response to the needs of our users and encouraging suggestions and feedback.
Respectful: We provide services and resources for all, supporting the diverse needs of all user groups.
Responsibility: We embrace change and innovation, report on our activities and strive to improve our effectiveness.


To email library staff please click here. 
To read the Newcomb Library Guide, please see bottom of page.

More information

Read the Newcomb Library Guide

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Your NHS OpenAthens account is the key to accessing
a wealth of electronic resources, including databases, e-journals, e-books, e-learning and more! 
Self-register and start using them today!

Newcomb Library Team

Library Team Cropped
L-R: Phil Lewis, Kaye Bagshaw, Dalia Payne, Heather Mills

Who was Paul Newcomb?
The Newcomb Library is named after Dr Paul Newcomb, consultant physician to Hackney Hospital (1951 - 1984) and chairman of the Hackney Hospital Postgraduate Medical Library Committee (1982 - 1984). Find out more here