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We have a range of over 3000 books covering health-related disciplines with a special emphasis on orthopaedics.  Most books are available for loan, except a few seminal titles which are kept in a reference collection.

On this page you can find information about the books available to you and how to find them.  The page is split into the following sections:

If you would like to know more about who is eligible to join the library, and how to do this see Join the library. Further datails on borrowing, renewing and returning books are available on the library home page.

Shropshire Health Libraries catalogue 

This is the joint catalogue for Shropshire Health Libraries. Shropshire Health Libraries consists of the Shrewsbury Health Library at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, the Telford Health Library at the Princess Royal Hospital, and the  Library & Knowledge Service at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry.

You can search for, renew and reserve books using the online catalogue at

Information on how to request a specific book can be found at 'Request a book'.


eBooks are currently available to you in full-text using your ATHENS password. You can find out more about eligibility and how to obtain an ATHENS password at ATHENS.

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 eBooks via the Shropshire Health Libraries catalogue with your ATHENS:

IPC & Wound care e-books:
Anatomy & Physiology e-books:
Cancer & Palliative Care e-books:
Dementia & Elderly Care e-books:
HDU, Resus & Theatres e-books:
Management & Leadership e-books:
Nursing e-books:
Paediatrics e-books:
Prescribing e-books:
Radiology e-books:
Research e-books:
SPR e-books:
Wellbeing e-books:

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.

  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 eBooks, visit the NHS landing page. After logging in with your ATHENS, you will be able to browse the collection, read online or download chapters.

You can also access these eBooks via the Shropshire Health Libraries catalogue at  with your ATHENS.
  This comprehensive package of 112 titles features quick-reference guides for easy consultation, as well as classic texts. The collection complements and adds to the library's provision, with many new titles covering all aspects of orthopaedics and sports medicine. It includes handbooks like the 5-Minute Orthopaedic Consult, 5-Minute Sports Medicine Consult and the Master Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery (MTOS) Series, Rockwood & Green's Fractures in Adults and Rockwood & Wilkins' Fractures in Children.Assertiveness

Full-text access to titles in the collection is via ATHENS from any internet-connected PC and the library has produced a brief user guide to help with this at OVID guide

The purchase of the collection has been made possible through the generous support of the Orthopaedic Institute.

If you do not have an ATHENS password please contact the library or click here for further information.


New books

The library maintains a list of new books which is regularly updated. Click here to view the latest new books list. You can also view lists of new books or special collections for RJAH, Shrewsbury and Telford Health Libraries on the Shropshire Health Libraries catalogue at: You will need to log into the SHeLib book catalogue with your library barcode number (found on the back of your library card) and the password you have set. If you do not remember your library card number, please contact the library on ext. 4388 or by e-mail: