Library Services for ELFT staff

The Newcomb Library provides Library and Knowledge Services for all ELFT staff.

Please note that the forms on this webpage work best with the Chrome browser.  Alternatively, please email the Newcomb Library with your request.

NHS OpenAthens account

Your OpenAthens account unlocks a wealth of resources including e-journals, e-books, e-learning and more!  See our leaflet about resources available at the Homerton.

Register for NHS OpenAthens

Login into NHS OpenAthens 

or via NICE Journals and Databases 

Forgotten your  password?   Go to:

Anything else contact us at

Need to find a journal?

You can search for journals using Journals A-Z - remember to login to your OpenAthens account at the top right of the page.

Looking for a book?

Library catalogue

Search the Newcomb Library catalogue for books and ebooks

April Book of the Month

How to Treat People: A Nurse at Work by Molly Case
Book cover Weaving together medical history, art, memoir and    science, How to Treat People beautifully illustrates the intricacies of the human condition and the oscillating rhythms of life and death. Most of all, it is a heart-stopping reminder that we can all find meaning in being part, even for a moment, of the lives of others.

Also, our eBook of the Month Mindfulness for Carers by Dr Cheryl Rezek

Book cover

Dr Cheryl Rezek provides an accessible introduction to mindfulness, and explains how simple mindfulness practices and psychological concepts can be used to manage the day-to-day demands of caring effectively, helping caregivers to gain a greater sense of control and maintain a more positive and balanced outlook.

Available here

New books

Check out our new books

List of books and DVDS that can be borrowed from the Library to support your health and well-being  Healthy Homerton books and dvds January 2020.xlsx [xlsx] 31KB

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

Confused by ebooks?  Have a look at our guide

A quick guide to eBooks [docx] 2MB

Request an article

Before you request an article, please make sure you check that it is not already available with your NHS OpenAthens username and password.

To check, please go to Journals A-Z and search for the journal your article is in.  Remember to login to your OpenAthens account at the top right of the page.

Once you have checked, fill in this form to request an article:

Newcomb Library request an article form

Request a book

If you would like to request a inter-library loan for a book that is not available in the Newcomb Library catalogue, please complete the form below.  Please note that this service costs £2.00 per item.

Please make sure you have checked that your item is not in stock in the catalogue before submitting your request.

Newcomb Library request a book form




Request a literature search

If you are searching the literature for a work-related project, this can be both challenging and time-consuming. 

Let us do it for you!

Our Literature Search service uses the skills and expertise of qualified librarians who carry out searches on your behalf. This FREE service is available to any Homerton staff working on quality improvement and service development projects or to support patient care. 

Please use this form to request a search

Newcomb Library Literature Search Form

Learn to search the literature for yourself, by booking onto a course with us.

Alternatively, you can learn how to do a literature search online at:

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


BMJ Best Practice App

Want to download the BMJ Best Practice App?                                                             

1. Go to the BMJ Best Practice website. Click on "Log-in",  Select 'Access through your institution' Type in search box 'NHS in England'.

2. Click "Create account" for a personal account or "Log in" if you already have an account.

3. Visit the Apple or Google Play store to search for and download the app.

4. Use your BMJ Best Practice "personal account" details to sign in and download the content.

Downloading the app at Homerton Hospital?  Connect to NHS wi-fi, download the BMJ Best Practice app and set up your personal acccount or log in through the app.


Watch a quick video on how to download the BMJ Best Practice app via OpenAthens: