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Using the Library

What accounts do I need?

There are two main accounts you need to fully access library resources:

A Library account - and have been issued a library card and PIN - so you can borrow books

An OpenAthens account -  access online resources such as, journals, databases, and the library hub 

Join the Library Today

All ESNEFT staff and students on placement can register for library membership.  

You can either visit in person or complete our online form below. 

If you are a student on placement - please use the online form in the next tab.

If you visit, please make sure you have your hospital ID badge with you.

If you prefer, please download a membership form and either email or return in person.

If you are a student on placement at ESNEFT, please complete the membership form below.

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Student Membership Form

Once we have received your completed form, you will be added to our Library Management System "Koha".

If you register in person you will be given a library membership card and PIN straight away. The membership number on the card and PIN allow you to use the self-service machine in your "home" library and also to login to the online library catalogue to manage your loans, requests and renewals.

Unless you specify a PIN, we will set it as the last 4 digits of your membership number.

If you complete our online form, or self-register via the library catalogue, you will need to visit at your earliest convenience to collect your membership card and PIN.

Membership lasts for 2 years for permanent staff and the duration of your placement or contract for students and temporary staff. 

Please remember to keep your details updated and inform us of any changes to your job or contact details.

If you are due to leave ESNEFT, please remember to return any books you have on loan before your leaving date.