Library service

library service
The Library and Knowledge Service offers a professional information and research service to all Medway NHS Foundation Trust staff, students on placement at the hospital and other NHS staff working across the Medway health economy.


Library membership is open to staff working in NHS organisations in the local region including:
  • Medway NHS Foundation Trust
  • NHS Medway/Medway Comunity Health Care
  • Eastern and Coastal Kent Primary Care Trust
  • Other staff employed by NHS agencies in the local region
University students are also welcome to apply for membership during the duration of their placement at Medway.

How to apply

Please apply using our registration forms available in the Library. You will need to bring a trust or university identification badge with you, along with proof of your address.

Patient access

Patient access to the library is available as a one off reference only service for patients and/or their representatives by prior arrangement with the Library Service Manager. Library Service staff can direct the patient to the appropriate section/s of the library where personal research may be undertaken.
Electronic access to NHS resources is not available to patients.

Find us

The Library Service is located in the Postgraduate Centre (located opposite Residence 10)
01634 830000 ext 3268 or 3269
01634 833849
Library & Knowledge Service
Medway NHS Foundation Trust
Medway Maritime Hospital
Windmill Road
Opening hours:
Monday – Thursday
8.30am to 6pm (staffed) and 6pm to 10.30pm (unstaffed)
8.30am to 5pm (staffed) and 5pm to 10.30pm (unstaffed)

To gain entry to the Library when it is unstaffed please use your swipe card. 

Please note: During unstaffed hours access will be restricted to the Journals Room.