Library and Knowledge Service

Welcome to Blackpool Teaching Hospitals Library

A professional library and information service for all NHS Trust staff and students who work across Blackpool, Fylde, Wyre and North Lancashire.

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Library Induction video

New to the Library - find out more about our services in this short video induction...


Library News and Events!

OCTOBER... Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!









24 hour access to the Library is back!

Library members will once again be able to access the Library 24/7 using your ID Badge

*If you are not currently registered with the library you will need to complete our membership form before you will be able to use the 24hr access.  The form is available above.

You will no longer need to book to use a PC and we will no longer be taking bookings for use of the study pods.  PCs and pods will be available on a first come first served basis.

The book stock is once again accessible and members can borrow and return books out of hours using our  self-service kiosk.  Don’t forget you can renew your books using the Library app!


Royal Marsden Manual: New Student Companion Site now available

The new Student Companion site is now available.

Exciting learning tools for student nurses to help test and grow their knowledge such as:

  • “Drag and Drop” Sequencing Exercises- Drag and drop the steps of key clinical procedures
  • Label the Diagram
  • Full Glossary- Find out the definition of some of those key terms
  • Question and Answers for each Chapter

Access now using your OpenAthens account…






BMJ Best Practice app...

Sometimes you need an answer, or even just some reassurance, fast. Ever-increasing admissions, over-stretched colleagues, and internet blackspots can hugely delay getting an answer or second opinion.

By taking three simple steps to download the BMJ Best Practice app, you’ll have fast and easy access to the latest evidence-based information to help you care for your patients, even in an internet blackspot.

How to access:

  • Step one - go to and log in via your institution's preferred access method
  • Step 2 - set up a personal account
  • Step 3 - download the BMJ Best Practice app for unlimited access to...








Using the Royal Marsden Manual online

New 'how to' video available now.  (You will need your OpenAthens account to access this resource)

Learning Hub from Health Education England





The Learning Hub is a new digital platform that provides easy access to a wide range of resources that are pertinent to education and training in healthcare.  You are invited to use the Learning Hub either using eligible e-Learning for Healthcare log in details or by creating a Learning Hub account.

Useful iPhone Apps for Clinical/ Non-clinical staff and patients

Following the success of the previous "Useful iPhone Apps Guide" the EdTC Library have produced this new and updated list of useful apps for both clinical staff and patients.  To view the new list click here



Public Health Teams

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