About us and our services - 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
Training Contact us about your training requirements
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 
Evidence alerts Sign-up for KnowledgeShare to receive alerts targeted to your interests
Printing & copying Charges from 10p per A4 side

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.

Newcomb Library & Information Service guide

Newcomb library guide for Homerton staff - Dec 2023.pdf [pdf] 620KB

How to join the library

Want to join the Library?

Please complete our registration form, selecting Newcomb Library at Homerton Healthcare

Newcomb Library regulations

Literature search service

If you are searching the literature for a work-related project, this can be challenging (and not to mention time-consuming), so why not let us do it for you? The Newcomb Library Literature Search service uses the skills and expertise of qualified librarians who carry out searches on your behalf, including biomedical databases such as MEDLINE, CINAHL, EMBASE etc. The service is available to anyone working on a quality improvement or service development project and it is FREE. Please email  huh-tr.NewcombLibrary@nhs.net with details of your search request and your phone number.

If you need an article or book that is not available to you please contact us. 




about any training needs you may have. Or use the online booking form below. 

We can show you how to find relevant research from healthcare databases and other sources, especially if you have a topic in mind.  Or perhaps an introduction to Twitter would be useful and learn how to share your experiences and insights with peer-professionals and promote your ward/service, whether you are new to Twitter or an experienced tweeter.

User guides and resources

You Tube video - Navigating the new NHS Knowledge and Library Services Hub

New to literature searches? Try the How to search the literature effectively elearning programme.


Training request

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