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Library Services

Lib and Knowledge

Welcome to our Library and Information Services

We are based at Darlington Memorial Hospital and Prospect House Learning Centre (a short walk from University Hospital of North Durham). All hospital, community staff and students are welcome.

For more information click here.


A new way to access trusted NHS library resources

The NHS Library and Knowledge Hub connects NHS staff and learners to high quality knowledge and evidence resources in one place.

Funded by Health Education England it includes:

  • journals, books and databases
  • clinical decision support resources (including NICE Guidelines and BMJ Best Practice)
  • resources purchased nationally and locally
  • one-click links to full text, request a copy or contact the library

Full access is free to all NHS staff and learners using your NHS OpenAthens account, to get started click here.


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

For more information click here.

If you need any support accessing this information please contact the library.



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'I feel it is important to relay my experience back to let the staff know they are doing a brilliant job! I would like them to know I appreciated all they did for myself, my family and our beautiful baby girl.'

Patient, Labour Ward, Darlington Memorial Hospital