Take a book home this Christmas


Just a tiny selection of the range of books we have available for you to borrow in our libraries.

Stimulating, challenging, smile-inducing, heart-breaking, thought-provoking…..but never boring!

Contact us today to reserve your copy: library.services@bsuh.nhs.uk


Get yourself an ORCID for Christmas!

ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities ensuring that your work is recognized.

An ORCID number is becoming more and more a requirement for submissions to journals, for example PLOS journals require an ORCID. If you haven’t got an ORCID yet,  go to: http://orcid.org/ and sign up now. It will take no more than 5 minutes to do!

Christmas and new year opening times

Our libraries are staffed as follows over Christmas and the New Year. 24 hour access will work as usual outside these hours.

At the Royal Sussex County Hospital, the Audrey Emerton Building reception will not be staffed between Christmas and the New year, so to enter you will need to have 24-hour access enabled on your swipe card. Ask at library reception or e-mail us if you’d like this set up.


19th to 21st December 8.30am – 5.00pm

22nd December 8.30am – 5pm

23rd December 8.30am – 3pm

26th  to 27th December Closed

28th December 8.30am – 4pm

29th December 8.30am – 4pm

30th December 8.30am – 4pm

31st December to 2nd January – Closed

3rd January 8.30am – 7.00pm


Monday 19 December to Thursday 22 December: 9am – 5pm

Closed from 3pm Friday 23 December to 9am Tuesday 3 January

Tuesday 3 January: 9am – 5pm

Mill View –

Monday 19 December to Thursday 22 December: 9.30am – 5.30pm

Closed from Friday 23 December to Tuesday 27 December

Wednesday 28 December toThursday 29 December 9.30am – 5.30pm

Closed Friday 30 December to Monday 2 January

Tuesday 3 January: 9.30am – 5.30pm

Do you want to access full-text journal articles quickly?

Whether you’re writing assignments, researching best patient care or reading around your speciality,  our one-hour course is for you.  Accessing journals with OpenAthens gives an overview of all the e-resources provided by the library and shows you how to access full-text articles with your OpenAthens account. Book yourself a place now: https://www.bsuh.nhs.uk/library/information-skills/overview-of-information-resources/