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Library Services

PH Library


"………we are grateful for how helpful the library staff are.

They are an amazing team to deal with".

Welcome to CDDFT Library and Knowledge Services

The Trust has two libraries, one at Prospect House (near UHND) and another at Darlington Memorial Hospital (in the Education Centre). We provide a service to all CDDFT staff including those working in the community and students on placement within the Trust and all are welcome to use the libraries and the resources, services and facilities they provide.

Our aim is to enable the delivery of evidence based practice patient care, through the provision of a high quality and responsive library and information service that supports all staff. Our libraries support you in the work that you do, in your learning and development and any research activities that you may undertake.

Our Service Standards

We promise to:

  • Acknowledge email enquiries within one working day.
  • Approve your request for an Athens login within one working day.
  • Complete your request for a mediated literature search within five working days.
  • Provide you with the journal article you requested within two working days.

Comments, suggestions and questions

We welcome your comments as they can help us to improve the library service we provide to you and others. If you would like to contact us please use our online form:  Comments, Questions and Suggestions.


To see details of recent comments we have received and our replies to them, please use the link on the right to go to our Comments, Questions and Suggestions page.


A range of online resources linked to Covid-19 have been made freely available to NHS staff.

You can find more information here:  Covid-19 resources

'Every aspect of my emergency care was dealt with quickly, efficiently and professionally with full explanations and compassion from all staff involved'.

Patient, Emergency Department, Darlington Memorial Hospital