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About Us


NTW Library and Knowledge Services
is your first point of contact for getting hold of high quality information that can help you to be clinically effective and provide the best possible care for service users. We are available to all staff and students and membership is free!

Sheena Hanes, Head of Library & Knowledge Services

Our Vision

A service that is available, visible and accessible to all NTW staff and students which nurtures and supports lifelong learning and ensures that everyone can access high quality knowledge and information to ensure that the care of service users is always informed by evidence, used at the right time, in the right place.

We do this by providing the following services:

Provision and management of resources which includes over 56,000 books and 6,260 journal titles available to access locally 

Provision and management of an inter-library loans service that enables LKS staff to request materials from a range of other regional and national sources

Provision and management of Athens memberships which allows access to electronic journals and e-books subscribed to by NTW

Provision of healthcare databases

Provision, development and coordination of ‘Information Skills Training’ (which includes dedicated sessions on how to search the catalogue / databases / journals).

Provision of a tailored literature search service to enable staff to request a search in relation to a specific clinical or service development question

Provision of ‘Current Awareness Bulletins (CAB)’ for clinically specific areas (for example, CAMHS, Neuro-rehab, Physical Health, Dementia / Elderly Care)

Support for Conferences and Research Seminars (through provision of relevant reading and resource lists)

Support for Junior Doctor Journal Clubs (twice per year) across four sites

Study support for NTW staff undertaking professional courses and training (through provision of literature reviews, and relevant texts from course reading lists)

Provision of dedicated, protected study spaces

Arrow LKS Annual Report 2015/16
Arrow LKS Guide to Facilities Resources and Services September 2016