Newcomb Library and Information Service

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.

The Library serves the staff and students of Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and East London Foundation Trust. 
New Homerton staff members, doctors and medical, nursing and midwifery students on placement are granted library membership automatically. If you are not in one of these groups, you can join by visiting the Newcomb Library enquiry desk.  Alternatively, you can complete and submit our online application form 

Membership application form

or fill this application form in and return it to us by e-mail.

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.


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

Picture of the library team

L-R: Melinda Singh, Assistant Librarian, Heather Mills, Assistant Librarian, Kaye Bagshaw, Library Manager, Dalia Payne, Library Assistant.