Browsing library shelves only gives a hint of what may be available to you. There will be items on loan that you can reserve, electronic items that can only be viewed online, and there may be other locations where items are held. A good way to start sourcing resources which may be of use to you is by searching library catalogues.
In May 2017 all NHS Scotland libraries moved to a single catalogue hosted on The Knowledge Network. Anyone who works for NHSGGC or our partner organisations can borrow items from across NHS Scotland libraries using their NHS Scotland Athens account. You can sign up for an Athens account here. Staff elsewhere in NHS Scotland can request our items via their local NHS library. NHSGGC holds approximately 40,000 items within its collection, reflecting most healthcare specialties, but is particularly well known for its collections in mental health, paediatrics, neurology and plastic surgery as well as the collection of the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the ways the library catalogue can be used to create collections of resources e.g. topic based reading lists.
The Health Management Library is part of National Service Scotland, so NHS Scotland staff can borrow items from here too. They use the same catalogue as everyone else in NHS Scotland (see above) but if you go direct to their search page you can do a search just across the items that they hold.
If you are a current or past student of GU you may have borrowing rights. Please contact the University Library to check your eligibility. If you are unable to borrow directly NHSGGC libraries can borrow items on your behalf.
Royal College Libraries
If you are a member of a Royal College you will also have access to their library services and resources. Here are a few:
As members of the public you have access to the wonderful collections held within the public libraries. As well as a wide range of print books (including health and social care related material) they also have a wide range of electronic and streaming services. In order to be eligible you need to either live, visit or work in the relevant local council areas.
Here are some links:
As residents of Scotland we all have access to the many and varied resources of the National Library; this includes access to some of the physical collections (some held at the Kelvin Hall in Glasgow) as well as electronic resources.