Reopening of The Healthcare Library of Northern Ireland

The Healthcare Library of Northern Ireland is pleased to announce that it will reopen its branch in QUB Medical Biology Centre on Monday 3rd August 2020. This is the first Healthcare Library branch to reopen and will offer the following services:

  • Book collection service for items located in The Healthcare Library branches on the RVH and the QUB MBC site, as well as items located in The McClay Library at Queen’s University Belfast.
  • Bookable study space
  • Scanned journal articles and book chapters (within applicable copyright limits)
  • Inter-Library Loan requests for journal articles and book chapters

The book collection service is available from 3rd August 2020, and is available to all registered HSC members of the Library. While the service includes available items from The Healthcare Library branches on the RVH and the QUB MBC site, and The McClay Library, the following cannot be requested:

  • Items currently on loan
  • Items located in The Healthcare Library branches outside of the Belfast area
  • Reference items

Books can be requested by completing the Book Collection form: https://raptor.qub.ac.uk/hscrequest/. You will need to login with your library credentials, and you will be informed by email when the items are ready to collect from The Healthcare Library at QUB Medical Biology Centre. Currently it is not possible to collect them from any other Healthcare Library branch. Once you have collected your books, you should issue them to yourself using the self-issue machine, so please bring your library card with you. If you do not have a library card, staff will be on hand to assist you. Library staff will be using PPE equipment when handling book stock and packaging them for collection.

Information about the study space booking can be found in a separate blog post.

Other Healthcare Library branches will reopen in due course and Library staff continue to work remotely. In order to keep up to date with developments, please refer back to our blog, or our social media channels as circumstances change and we progress to more routine library services.

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