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What are outreach library services? 
Outreach library services are designed to support the work, learning and development needs of NHS staff working for or on placement in Wirral who are not based near to a branch of the Trust Library & Knowledge Service (TLKS).  Staff working for or on placement with the following organisations are eligible to access outreach library services:

* Wirral Community Trust 

* Clatterbridge Cancer Centre 

* Wirral University NHS Foundation Trust

* Wirral Community Trust GPs and other community-based professionals

What services are offered?

Inter Library Loan Service

Books and journal articles can be requested and can be collected from the library or delivered to your place of work.  For more information about our Inter Library Loans Service.

Information Literacy and Skills Training
The Library Service training team to deliver an Information Literacy and Skills Training Programme. Group training sessions targeted specifically for your team can also be delivered at your place of work at a time to suit you and your team.  Please contact the Librarian with responsibility for outreach services via the McArdle Library to discuss the options available.

Literature Searching Service
The library team aim to provide a Literature Searching Service available to for those employed by or on placement with NHS Wirral.  For more details about this service and to download a Literature Search request form.

Evidence Alerts
Evidence Alerts aim to keep you up to date with the latest (as well as anticipated) developments in your particular healthcare interest area. 

Pop-Up Library
At Pop Up Library, the library comes to you, saving you time and enabling evidence based practice! 

Visit Pop Up Library to…

  • Find out about the key information resources that you need to know about, and how to access them
  • Pick up new techniques to search for information effectively
  • Find out how the Library & Knowledge Service can support Journal Clubs, research / audit activity, academic study, nurse revalidation
  • Subscribe to our Evidence Alerts e-bulletins
  • Sign up to our training sessions, including ‘Finding the Evidence’, ‘Intro to Critical Appraisal’, ‘Reflective Writing for Revalidation’ sessions
  • Meet the Outreach Services Librarian, your key point of contact for library support

How can I contact the Trust Library and Knowledge Service about outreach services?
Please contact: Linda Taylor (Outreach Services Librarian) via the library helpdesk - 0151 604 7223; email: wuth.lks@nhs.net 


Did you know that you can register for Library membership without visiting the Library? If you wish to use this service please email mcardle.library@nhs.net

Did you know that you can receive material loans by post? If you wish to use this service please email wuth.lks@nhs.net

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