Welcome to the Library

Welcome to Royal Devon North Knowledge & Library Services.

The Library is staffed Monday – Friday, 8.30am-5pm, and the Healthcare Library can be accessed 24/7 via staff ID swipe card entry. Please ask library staff for details.

As well as books, computers and study space, we also have fantastic online resources available to you that can be accessed from anywhere, and you can contact us via email.

Please click here to join the Library online

NHS OpenAthens Registration

An NHS OpenAthens gives you secure easy access at work and at home, to online resources such as journal articles, e-books and databases, using a single username and password to sign-in.

Library Catalogue (SWIMS)

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SWIMS is a library catalogue that is shared by all NHS libraries across the South and West of England.

Library Search Hub

The NHS Knowledge and Library Search Hub connects  to high quality knowledge and evidence resources in one place, including journal articles, books & databases.

Online Resources

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Links to all of the major online resources available, including journals, databases, point-of-care tools and more.


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We provide access to hundreds of Ebooks through a variety of platforms including EBSCO, ClinicalKey and Oxford Handbooks, Royal Marsden Manual and Kortext.


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KnowledgeShare is our targeted current awareness service. Whenever we find high impact evidence in your area of interest or specialty, we’ll let you know.

Evidence Searching:

Library Help & Resources:

Last updated: April 13, 2022