Library Services

The Library and Knowledge Services at Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust offers a range of services  that support patient care, clinical practice, continued professional development, education and learning for all staff and students on placement with the Trust. 

These services are available to all LGT staff as well as staff and students affiliated with the Trust. Please note that you must Join the library before you can use these services. See list of services below:


The libraries house a collection of 15,000 books and reports, covering a wide variety of medical, nursing, allied health and management subjects. Members can borrow up to 8 books at a time from either QEH or UHL library.

Our online catalogue will enable you to:

  • Search for items
  • Renew items
  • Reserve items
  • Update your contact details
  • Create lists of your favourite titles

Inter-Library Loan (ILL)

The Library can borrow books for its’ members from another libraries the items are not in stock.

Document Supply

Members can request journal articles that they don’t have access to. However, please check the BrowZine journal website before requesting.

Mediated Evidence Search

The library offers a mediated evidence search service to support colleagues who are:

  • undertaking Quality Improvements projects
  • reviewing evidence as part of a clinical audit
  • engaged in service improvement
  • require information to support the direct delivery of patient care

To request a search please email us.

Information Skills Training

Information skills training are available to all LGT clinical and non-clinical staff, including students to support training on how to use healthcare databases e.g. MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, as well as other trusted resources to find evidence-based information e.g. BMJ Best Practice, Oxford Medicine Online, TripPro, Royal Marsdens Manual Online, Internurse, ebooks etc.

Library opening times

  • QEH Library: Monday-Friday 8am to 7pm
  • UHL Library: Monday-Saturday 9am to 5pm 
  • UHL Computer Study Room: 24/7 access

New opening times from Friday 7 June 2024

  • QEH Library: Monday-Friday 8am to 7pm
  • UHL Library: Monday-Saturday 7am to 8pm 
  • UHL Computer Study Room: Monday-Saturday 7am to 8pm

How to find us

  • Queen Elizabeth Hospital: Healthcare Library, Education Centre, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Stadium Road, Woolwich, London, SE18 4QH
    Maps of Our Hospitals
  • University Hospital Lewisham: Library, Education Centre, University Hospital Lewisham, Lewisham High Street, Lewisham, London, SE13 6LH
    Maps of Our Hospitals

Contact Us

Library Services Enquiries:
Tel: Queen Elizabeth Hospital Library – 020 8836 6748
Tel: Lewisham Hospital Library – 020 3192 6454

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