Library service

library service
The Health Library & Information 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.

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 - 7pm
8.30am - 5pm
To gain entry to the Library after from 5pm please use the buzzer on the outside wall by the door and a member of the library team will let you in.