Library Services

The multidisciplinary library service offers excellent services and facilities both at Wexham Park Hospital and at Heatherwood Hospital.

It is open not only to local NHS staff (including those working in primary health care) and health care students on placement but to the public as well. All readers are required to provide proof of identity.

More information on How to Join, Opening Hours and Feedback.

Services Offered

Services include:

  • Wide range of Books and Journals for loan
  • Inter-library loans, including copies of articles from journals
  • Literature searching
  • Advice and training in finding the evidence and on searching skills
  • Out-of-Hours Access available with a library swipe card
  • Current Awareness Portal for NHS Staff in Berkshire

Both libraries provide study facilities, photocopying and computers for access to the Internet.

Library Guides

How to Find the Library and How to Contact Us

The main Trust library is situated at Wexham Park Hospital, in the Postgraduate Centre, which is approached from site entrance 4. At Heatherwood Hospital, the library can be found in the building opposite entrance 2, where Surgical Pre-assessment and Phlebotomy are also housed.

Although Wexham Park Library is the parent library, Heatherwood Hospital Library offers the same range of services. There is an inter-hospital transport service which enables books to be transported quickly from one site to the other.

Wexham Park Hospital Heatherwood Hospital
John Jamison Library Healthcare Library
Post Graduate Centre Heatherwood Hospital
Wexham Park Hospital London Road
Slough Ascot
Berkshire Berkshire
Tel 01753 634857 Tel 01344 877574


Twitter: @HWPHLibrary


Twitter: @HWPHLibrary

Patient Information

Staff will assist patients in finding the information they need and will point them in the direction of other sources as necessary. The library has produced a guide entitled, “Health resources on the Internet for patients”, which is available on request.

The main gateway to reliable information about the treatment of diseases and conditions is NHS Choices (see below) where there is specialist information about your health, medical conditions and the most modern, up-to-date treatments.

NHS Choices provides clear, reliable information for patients in non-medical language.

Other Useful Links

NHS Choices
Knowledge Management Strategy (PDF 167KB)