FAQs

Where is the Library?

How do I join the Library?

What are the Library’s opening times

Can I get access to the Library outside of staffed hours?

How many books can I take out?

Can I borrow books out of hours?

How do I renew a book?

How do I find out what books and journals you have?

How can I request items?/What if I need a book or journal article you haven’t got on the shelf?

Is there computer access?

Can I print documents in the Library?

Can I photocopy documents in the Library?
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Where is the Library?

– The Library is in the Academy on Level 4 of the main Yeovil District Hospital building. Please Contact the Library if you have any problems trying to find us.

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How do I join the Library?

– If you are a member of staff or a student on placement within Yeovil District Hospital, you simply have to fill in a registration form and hand it back to the Library staff. The registration form can be found Here. Once you have completed the registration form you will be issued with a barcoded library card. Please Contact the Library if you have any problems.

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What are the Library’s opening times?

– The Library is staffed Monday to Thursday 8:00am – 5:30pm and Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm. 24/7 access is available. Please Contact Library Staff for details.

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Can I get access to the Library outside of staffed hours?

– Yes. The Library can be accessed out of hours by swiping into the Academy with your YDH ID badge. Please Contact the Library for details.

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How many books can I take out?

– Users may borrow up to 12 books for 28 days. You are usually able to renew them if no one else requires them.

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Can I borrow books out of hours?

– Yes. For out of hour’s access we operate a paper system for which there is a guide at the book issue point.

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How do I renew a book?

– Renewals are possible from staff at the issue desk, by phone, by email or you can access your record and renew your books online at www.swims.nhs.uk/webview
Please note that books borrowed from another Library cannot be renewed online. Please Contact the Library to renew these books.

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How do I find out what books and journals you have?

– You can check what books and journals we have by visiting the Library catalogue www.swims.nhs.uk/webview. Make sure that you select Yeovil District Hospital from the list of libraries. You can also check to see if we have full text access to a journal by searching our A-Z of titles. Please Contact the Library if you have any problems.

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How can I request items? / What if I need a book or journal article you haven’t got on the shelf?

– If we don’t have the book or journal article that you require, you can put in a request for it. This can be done by filling in the relevant request form (either article or book). You can also obtain these forms from the Library. Please Contact the Library if you need any help.

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Is there computer access?

– PC’s are available for use in our two IT Suites. IT Suite 2 which is adjacent to the Library, permits access to web-based email and the use of unencrypted memory sticks. Computers can be accessed 24/7 via a keypad. WiFi is also available in the Library.

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Can I print documents in the Library?

– Yes. Both of the IT Suites have a colour printer. Printing is charged at 5p per A4 page and 10p per A3 page – please pay the Library staff.

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Can I photocopy documents in the Library?

– Yes. There is a photocopier based in IT Suite 2 which is available to access 24/7 via a keypad, Copyright Guidelines are displayed next to the copier. Photocopying is charged at 5p per A4 page and 10p per A3 page. Please Contact the Library if you have any problems.