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Library Network

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The NHSGGC Library Network provides library and information services to all staff working within NHSGGC and its partner organisations.

With nine staffed libraries across NHS Glasgow and Clyde, we offer access to an extensive collection of healthcare, management and social work resources, in print, on-line and on time.

To use our library resources, as well as having access to most print and electronic library resources within NHS Scotland, please register for an Athens account at  If you already have an account, please check that your contact details are up to date. If you need help changing them, just contact our Athens team – [email protected].



A number of our libraries are now staffed, either all week or some days.  These include:

Beatson WoS Cancer Centre Library

Gartnavel Royal Hospital, Maria Henderson Library

Glasgow Royal Infirmary Library

Inverclyde Royal Hospital, Robert Lamb Library

New Victoria Hospital, James Bridie Library

Most of the libraries can be accessed via keypad or swipe card - details here.  Library staff can be contacted by email or via Teams, and you can also find us on [email protected]  You can also make an enquiry or a request at


The NHS Scotland M365 Skills Hub is now available. 

It contains support, advice and training on the M365 resources used in NHS Scotland - Teams, O365/M365, Outlook, Sharepoint, OneDrive, and more.  

A link should also be available in the left-hand navigation bar in Teams - if you don't see it, click on the three dots ... and click on the M365 Hub app to pin it to your left-hand margin.


eLearning: How to search the literature effectively

These modules are designed to help the healthcare workforce (clinical and non-clinical) in Scotland build confidence to search published literature for articles and evidence relevant to their work, study and research. They are short (each takes 20 minutes to complete) and may be ‘dipped into’ for reference or completed to obtain a certificate. There are six modules suitable for novice searchers and those wishing to refresh their knowledge, providing a total of 2 hours CPD time.

The Literature Searching modules are freely accessible to anyone with a Turas Learn account, which is available to all health and care staff in Scotland. If you do not have an account already, please Register. This will ensure your learning activity is recorded and you will be able to generate a record of completion.

Get started on improving your search skills:

Contact the Help Desk with any questions or feedback: [email protected] 

(Originally developed by NHS Health Education England, these modules have been adapted with permission for an NHSScotland audience by NES Knowledge Services)




Last Updated: 12 August 2021