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British Library new DRM Lite service

From 27th January 2016, a new British Library delivery service called DRM Lite will be introduced making it easier to download and view the articles sent to you electronically from the British Library as part of the Inter-Library Loan Service.

DRM Lite is an electronic delivery method that allows the British Library to supply secure encrypted documents directly to your desktop. The document is locked to a user rather than a machine so it can be viewed on a variety of desktop and mobile devices.

  • The way you request articles hasn’t changed. You should still submit your article requests in the same way.
  • How the library processes your requests hasn’t changed. We still aim to action your request within 3 working days, and we will continue to try and supply requested material free of charge from the collections in the Medical and HSC Library network.
  • If we have to go outside of this network to supply your requested material, it will incur an £8 charge. We will contact you before we proceed with the request any further.
  • If you wish to proceed and the British Library are able to supply the article, you will be advised to register with the British Library’s On Demand Service if you haven’t already.
  • Once your British Library account is set up with a username and password of your choice, you will be able to open, view and download the DRM Lite files that you receive in the email directly from the British Library.

More information will be available on the HONNI blog in the New Year including how to register for your British Library account and requirements for accessing the DRM Lite documents.

Add comment December 8th, 2015

Christmas Opening Hours

Medical and HSC Library

Monday 21st December 2015 8.30am – 5.30pm
Tuesday 22nd December 2015 8.30am – 5.30pm
Wednesday 23rd December 2015 8.30am – 5.30pm
Thursday 24th December 2015 – Sunday 3rd January 2016 CLOSED
Normal opening hours resume:
Monday 4th January 2016 8.30am – 9.30pm


Biomedical Library 

Monday 21st December 2015 9.00am – 5.00pm
Tuesday 22nd December 2015 9.00am – 5.00pm
Wednesday 23rd December 2015 9.00am – 5.00pm
Thursday 24th December 2015 – Sunday 3rd January 2016 CLOSED
Normal opening hours resume:
Monday 4th January 2016 8.30am – 9.30pm


Please contact all other HSC libraries directly for details of their opening hours over the Christmas period.


Add comment December 4th, 2015

HONNI Help: your questions answered

HONNI Help is a new, interactive tool that aims to answer any questions you have about HONNI and Medical & HSC Library services.

HONNI Help allows you to read answers to questions asked by other HONNI users.  If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for, you can submit your question to us, and a member of library staff will reply to you as soon as possible (9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday).

You can access HONNI Help directly by going to http://libraryhelp.qub.ac.uk/honni.  Alternatively you can access it via the new-look HONNI, by clicking the ‘HONNI Help’ link visible throughout the site or the ‘Any Questions?’ link under ‘Help from the Library’ on the HONNI home page.

Add comment December 2nd, 2015

Northern Trust Libraries Amalgamate

The libraries previously based in Causeway MDEC & in Antrim Postgraduate Medical Centre, Bretten Hall have amalgamated with HSC Library Antrim based in Fern House, Antrim Hospital.
Stock held in these libraries moved to Fern House during the summer of 2015.

To join the library, borrow books, place online requests and avail of the many other services the library provides including training in the use of electronic resources provided for HSC staff via HONNI, please contact the library.

Address: HSC Library Antrim, Fern House, Antrim Hospital, Antrim BT41 2QB
Tel: 028 9442 4232 (334232)
Email: hsclibrary.antrim@northerntrust.hscni.net
Website: www.honni.qub.ac.uk

Add comment September 15th, 2015

New! HONNI Training Calendar

There is now a HONNI training calendar, viewable at:


The calendar lets you see at a glance upcoming group training on using HONNI resources.

For more information on a particular training event, including guidance on how to book a place (if necessary), simply click on its calendar entry.

If you have any questions about the calendar, or would like to ask for additional training sessions to be added, please contact your local Medical & HSC Librarian, or your Subject Librarian.

training calendar

Add comment August 24th, 2015

Belfast Trust: Extra Training Announced

Due to high demand, the Medical & HSC Library is running 3 additional HONNI training sessions for Belfast Trust medics, dentists, pharmacists and biomedical scientists in the Belfast Trust. Details, and booking links, are below:

Wednesday 9th September 2015 12.30 – 1.30 pm: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/top-4-honni-resources-for-medicine-dentistry-pharmacy-biomedical-scientists-belfast-trust-tickets-18186422078

Tuesday 13th October 2015 12.30 – 1.30 pm: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/top-4-honni-resources-for-medicine-dentistry-pharmacy-biomedical-scientists-belfast-trust-tickets-18186525387

Tuesday 10th November 2015 12.30 – 1.30 pm: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/top-4-honni-resources-for-medicine-dentistry-pharmacy-biomedical-scientists-belfast-trust-tickets-18186529399

If you have already attended one of these sessions, please consider forwarding this information to any colleagues whom you think might like to attend.

Add comment August 18th, 2015

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