Library and information services are provided free of charge* to Health and Social Care (HSC) and Public Safety (PS) staff throughout Northern Ireland by Queen's University Medical & HSC Library, in partnership with the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety.
Services are provided from 6 main libraries in different parts of the province and through the honni website which is the primary gateway to electronic resources for local HSC professionals. Additionally, information resources for Social Services are available in various locations and limited facilities are available at most Hospitals across the province.
Medical library staff can provide tailored advice on literature searching and training in the use of electronic resources. Help and advice is available in all libraries. Staff are there to assist users to make the best possible use of its resources. Healthcare Librarians and Subject Librarians can offer help in specific disciplines or areas of research.
Library Guides are available covering various aspects of library services including how to find resources in a particular field.
Simply register as a member of the Medical & HSC Library - all you need is proof of your HSC employment. You will be issued with a membership card, and a username and password to access electronic resources. You can then borrow from any of the libraries, log on to honni with the supplied username and password to access electronic resources, and avail of support and training. Ask for help at any time!
If you have already joined the library and want more information on how to get the most out of the services and resources available, try reading some of the Library Guides or speak to one of the Subject Librarians to see what advice or training they can offer.