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Using the Library

Ipswich Hospital Library

Ipswich Hospital Library is located in the Education Centre, ground floor of the hospital.

For a map of the hospital please click the next tab along. 

 

 

The Library is Open 24/7

The Library is staffed Monday - Friday 9am-5pm

Out of hours access to the main library and study room annex is via hospital ID badge. 

Facilities available:

  • Self-service machine to issue and return books
  • Book drops - one in the library (next to the self-service machine) and one located in the education centre corridor (see gallery)
  • Photocopying / printing / scanning (via ESNEFT networked machine)
  • A binding service (there may be a small charge for this)
  • Study space
  • 7 networked computers 
  • Study room annex (2 networked computers and study space)
  • Annex office - this can be booked for quiet study / online activity - please book via Library staff. Please note this room is not a suitable meeting space and can accommodate no more than 2 people. This room does have a networked computer. 

Toilets are located in the Education centre.

A café is also available within the Education Centre.

hospital Library@esneft.nhs.uk

: 01473 702544

Internal Extension: 1544

Deborah Lepley - Library Services Lead

Janet Bayliss - Assistant Librarian

Kathy Moll - Library Assistant

See the Library Team page for more information

Colchester Hospital Library

Due to essential building work that needs to take place in the main library, this area will be closed until further notice.

However, we have put a number of steps in place to make sure our users still have access to an OPEN library service: 

  1. The library team are still on site on the first floor in Villa 8, in the Library Office, Mon-Fri, 9-5. 
  2. The library team can still be contacted at anytime Mon-Fri, 9-5 at library.services@esneft.nhs.uk or by telephone 01206 742146 / Extension 2146.
  3. We have opened up a new 24/7 study room in Villa 8.  It is located on the first floor, the first door on the right at the top of the stairs (see images below).  To access out of hours you will need to make sure you have your staff ID badge.
  4. Our two study rooms remain open Mon-Fri, 9-5.
  5. Books can still be returned to library staff or the blue drop box outside Villa 8. 
  6. Books can be accessed via library staff - Mon-Fri, 9-5. 
  7. Users can still access our online resources at anytime.

These measures are subject to change and we will update our users as soon as any changes occur. 

Poster

 

Colchester Hospital Library is located on the first floor of Villa 8, in the Postgraduate Medical Centre.

Turn left when you enter the building and go up the staircase ahead. Go through the doors at the top of the stairs.  Turn right at the top of the stairs for our 24/7 study space. 

For a map showing the location of Villa 8 click the next tab along. 

The Library is staffed Monday - Friday 9am-5pm

There is a 24/7 study room that is available for all ESNEFT Staff to use:

  • There are 4 trust networked computers.
  • 1 HP Laptop docking station. 
  • A Printer. 
  • To access villa 8 outside office hours you must have your ESNEFT ID Badge - swipe it on the main door of the villa to enter. 

There are two small study rooms available Monday to Friday 9am-5pm:

  • Ground floor study room (turn right as you enter the building) -  2 computers.
  • First floor study room (next to the library office) - 2 computers and a study desk. This room is for silent study only.
  • Both rooms must be vacated, including all belongings, by 5pm. 
  • These rooms are locked and unavailable when the library is unstaffed.

Facilities available:

  • Book drop -  located outside Villa 8 (see gallery)
  • Photocopying / printing / scanning (via ESNEFT networked machine)

Toilets are located on the ground floor of villa 8.

A water dispenser can be found in the kitchen on the ground floor.

Email Symbollibrary.services@esneft.nhs.uk

Phone Symbol: 01206 742146

Phone SymbolInternal Extension 2146

 

Deborah Lepley - Library Services Lead

Agi Hajnal - Deputy Librarian

Julija Norkuviene - Assistant Librarian

Tom Saye - Library Assistant

See the Library Team page for more information