Students on placement

On this page you can find information about library services for students at the Trust. The page is split into the following sections:

Staffordshire University

The Francis Costello Library is a 'site' library for Staffordshire University. This means that there are some library services which we will provide for Staffordshire University students whilst you are on placement here at the Trust.  Please visit the library and make yourself known at the desk to the member of staff. You may be asked to complete a registration form (this depends on where your course is based). 

Services available to you:

  • Reference
  • Up to 16 book loans (for placements of one month or longer)
  • 24 hour library access
  • Access to the Staffordshire University IT network via a laptop especially configured for you to login using your university login. This laptop also has a stand alone printer attached for your convenience.
  • PC use (if you have a Trust network login)
  • Visitor wireless access
  • Book requests from other health libraries in Shropshire
  • Trust ATHENS password (allows you access to our locally purchased electronic journals and resources)
  • Information skills training using NHS resources
  • Information skills e-learning using NHS resources (Note that if eligible, granting access could take a few weeks as it is dependent on administrative processes outside of the library's control. Please contact the library for further details).
  • Self service photocopying (charged at the Library's standard rate)

For some services you will be referred to Shrewsbury Health Library. These include mediated literature searches, article requests, postal loans and information skills training for using Staffordshire University purchased resources.

 

Keele University 

If you are on placement here at the Trust studying with Keele University please make yourself known to a member of library staff as you will need to complete a registration form.

The following services are available to you:

  • Reference
  • Up to 8 book loans from our own stock (for placements of one month or longer) 
  • 24 hour library access
  • PC use (if you have a Trust network login)
  • Visitor wireless access
  • Trust ATHENS password (allows you access to our locally purchased electronic journals and resources)
  • Self service photocopying (charged at the Library's standard rate)
  • Information skills training using NHS resources
  • Information skills e-learning using NHS resources (Note that if eligible, granting access could take a few weeks as it is dependent on administrative processes outside of the library's control. Please contact the library for further details).

 

Other universities 

Depending on the duration of your placement, it is probable that you will be permitted similar services as Keele University students (see above). However as courses and placements vary, please contact or visit the library to discuss your individual circumstances.