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Using the Library


OpenAthens is a secure password system used to access many of the electronic resources purchased by ESNEFT Libraries and also those provided nationally via Health Education England. 

All ESNEFT staff and students on placement at ESNEFT are entitled to register for an NHS OpenAthens account.

Registration is free, and accounts last 2 years for permanent staff and for the duration of the contract or placement for temporary staff and students.

If you are transferring to ESNEFT from another Trust you may already have an OpenAthens account. If so, it is important you transfer it to ESNEFT in order to gain access to local resources. Just login to your OpenAthens account and select "change organisation". If your previous account has expired you will need to register again.

To register please click the link above and complete the form.

It is best to register from an ESNEFT computer as your application will be approved immediately. 

An ESNEFT email address is preferred. Students can use their academic address.

If you register from an off-site computer it may take a few days for your application to be approved.

Start typing "East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust" in the Organisation box - it should then appear for you to select.

If you need help completing the form, please watch the video in the next tab.

Once set up, you can use your NHS OpenAthens account to access resources both on and off site.