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
Newcomb Learning Hub 24/7 access to 10 PCs, wi-fi and comfy-seating
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 (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 your Homerton swipe card

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 November 2021.pdf [pdf] 1MB

How to join the library

Want to join the Library?

Please complete our membership form.  

Membership application form

Newcomb Library regulations

Newcomb Library Privacy Notice Sept 2018.docx [docx] 38KB


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. Charges may apply.

Training courses

Contact huh-tr.NewcombLibrary@nhs.net to arrange a training session. Or use the online booking form below.

Learn to how to find evidence you need

Do you want to do your own evidence or literature searching? In our “Finding the Evidence” training session, you will learn how to devise and execute a robust search strategy to find relevant research from healthcare databases and other sources. These 90 minute sessions can be arranged at a time of your convenience, in-person or via Teams, in groups or one-to-one, and if you come with a topic in mind you’ll come away with relevant papers on that topic as well as the skills to find more.

Reflective Reading Club   

This course is for all nurses and midwives, especially if you are approaching your revalidation date.  By reading a topical paper and participating in a discussion, you can gain 3 hours of CPD time.  The Reflective Reading Club is an interesting, easy and fun way of accruing CPD and you are allowed to attend two sessions in each revalidation period.

An Introduction to Twitter

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.

Introduction to Critical Appraisal

Aimed at staff who are new to appraising articles or staff needing, a refresher, this is a general introduction to critical appraisal and checklists.  As a group, we will appraise a paper towards the end of the session.

Course Details

Note: Questions marked by * are mandatory