Library & Knowledge Service

The Library is staffed Mon-Fri 9am-4pm and open for all staff and students on placement at RJAH 

You are welcome to come in and browse books in the library in addition to using our order and collect service.

It is necessary to book a PC/study space/study pod between 9am and 4pm Monday to Friday because of social distancing requirements. We have two new study pods for quiet study. You can book either by phone or email.

Our contact details are below:
Phone: 01691 404388

If you have not booked a space and come in to the Library, we will allocate a space if there is one available – however we cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate you, so we are advising that you book if possible.  To ensure fairness to all staff we will not be able to take block bookings. 
To ensure the safety of everyone using the library and the library team we ask that you follow the guidance below: 

  • Please wear a face mask at all times.

  • Please us the hand sanitiser provided at the library entrance, prior to entering the library.

  • To facilitate social distancing we can only accommodate a maximum of 10 people in the library at any time (excluding library team members).  8 in the main library, and a maximum of 2 in the Quiet Zone.

    7 PCs, 1 study desk and 2 study pods are available to book.

  • Sanitising wipes are provided by every workstation; please ensure you wipe your computer down before and after use.

  • Please wipe down the printer and self-issue machine after use with the wipes provided.

  • Please wipe the phone provided for your use before and after using it.

  • Please do not enter the library team’s workspace. We can no longer permit use of the library team’s phone, and also ask that you do not use the staff workstations at any time. 
  • Please do not leave bags or other belongings in the library if you are not there, and ensure you take all paperwork with you – a confidential waste bin is located at the bottom of the stairs.


You are welcome to come in and browse books in the library in addition to using our order and collect service. If you would like to order and collect books, please make your request via the library staff or by email and we will ensure that your books are ready for collection. 

If you would like to return any books, you can do so by returning them in the Book Return Box.

If you require a literature search please continue to request this by filling in the online form or via email to the library team.



We do have a lot of e-books available on the catalogue and you will need your OpenAthens login to access them. 

We also have some Proquest e-books which can be viewed and requested here - again, you will need your OpenAthens login to access.

New resource: Oxford Medicine Online

Health Education England has agreed a national three year subscription with Oxford University Press for a collection of 135 Handbooks, Textbooks and ‘Emergencies in…’ e-books. 

To access the e-books, visit the NHS landing page. After logging in with your OpenAthens, you will be able to browse the collection, read online or download chapters.

You can also access these e-books via the Shropshire Health Libraries catalogue with your ATHENS.

New resource: Kortext e-Book collection

The Kortext e-book collection is a new resource which is funded nationally by NHS Health Education England.  The collection includes medical revision texts, nursing texts, management texts and more.

You can access these e-books via the Shropshire Health Libraries catalogue with your OpenAthens.

Alternatively, please visit
Select ‘Sign in to browse your institution library’ & select 'Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust’ in the search box
Enter your OpenAthens login details when prompted
Click 'Collections' to browse.



The full list of e-journals available to RJAH staff can be viewed on NICE A-Z List. To access, you will need to login using your OpenAthens.

If you have any problems accessing journal articles, please email the library with the article citation and we'll source the article for you.


BMJ Best Practice

BMJ Best Practice is a clinical decision support tool that offers a step-by-step approach to help manage patient diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and prevention.

You can access BMJ Best Practice at home/work, but you must have registered in the first instance on a RJAH work computer.  Register and access here

This video covers some of the main features of Best Practice, shows how it is used by different healthcare practitioners and gives simple instructions for logging on. 

The Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures

The Royal Marsden Manual Online, Tenth Edition presents the evidence and underlying theory alongside full-colour illustrations and photographs, and includes coverage of infection prevention and control, perioperative care, wound management, nutrition, diagnostic testing, discharge, medicines management, and much more, with over two-hundred detailed procedures.

You can access this resource here, you will need to login using your OpenAthens.

Contact Us

Library & Knowledge Service
RJAH Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY10 7AG. 

Tel: 01691 404388
Fax: 01691 404071
Twitter Account: / @CostelloLib