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Highland Health Sciences Library

Description of Library and services

CORONAVIRUS - LIBRARY UPDATES

UNFORTUNATELY DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS SITUATION THE USUAL LIBRARY SPACE IS STILL CLOSED.  HOWEVER  THIS SITUATION IS  BEING CONSTANTLY REVIEWED - SEE BELOW.

  • As from Monday 21/9/20 some bookable study space has been opened up - this space has to be booked in advance - please see https://libguides.uhi.ac.uk/CFHSSTUDY for more information.
  • We have introduced a click and collect [https://uhi-uk.libwizard.com/f/Healthclick] and postal service [https://uhi-uk.libwizard.com/f/HHSLpostout] service.
  • Overdue notices are now being sent out.  There is a returns box opposite the Centre for Health Science Main Reception Desk.   Please also use the NHS Highland internal mail system to return materials.  For people who absolutely cannot do either we have a Freepost system.  Please contact us on hhsl@uhi.ac.uk for details on this.

THE LIBRARY SERVICE CONTINUES TO REMAIN OPEN WITH STAFF WORKING FROM HOME.  PLEASE E-MAIL hhsl@uhi.ac.uk WITH ANY QUERIES/QUESTIONS YOU HAVE AND WE WILL ANSWER THEM. 

THANKS AND STAY SAFE.

ABOUT THE LIBRARY

From August 1st 2017 Highland Health Sciences Library transferred to the University of the Highlands and Islands. It is the only major specialist health library north of Aberdeen, located in the Centre for Health Science which is on the Raigmore Hospital site on the south west side of Inverness.  It serves the academic sector and is also open to all NHS Highland/Highland Council care staff to utilise as an information/evidence/best practice service and is a reference resource for patients and carers.

SERVICES OFFERED

Knowledge/expertise - think of the Library as your information resource.  Use the knowledge and expertise of the Library staff to save you time and improve patient care

Maintenance of working collection - book selection and ordering - both paper and electronic

User education - assist students and staff of all grades in using the tools they have available to them

Information skills - amplification of user education - eg assisting higher level students/staff with literature reviews

Publication/research - research and co-author articles with academic staff

Information search services - provide a local search service for time hungry NHS staff.  Also participate in the NHS Scotland service providing information to staff throughout NHS Scotland

Collaboration - work with other NHS bodies such as NHS Education Scotland, and other Universities to provide support for placement students and research staff.

Shop - The Library has a small shop consisting of stationery items and stamps for purchase.

Space - The Library has study spaces, and a quiet room.

 

 

OPENING HOURS - NB CLOSED DUE TO COVID 19 SITUATION

Day Open Staffing
Monday- Friday Closed due to COVID situation Closed due to COVID situation
Saturday Closed due to COVID situation Closed due to COVID situation
Sunday Closed due to COVID situation Closed due to COVID situation

CONTACT DETAILS

General: Due to the current COVID 19 situation all staff are working remotely.  For the time being please contact us by e-mailing hhsl@uhi.ac.uk  This mailbox is constantly monitored within working hours and your query will be answered ASAP.

Please do not use the contacts below

Thank you.

Telephone: 01463-279800.

e-mail: hhsl@uhi.ac.uk

Ellen-Ann Stephen Assistant:

Telephone: 01463-279838.

e-mail: nell.stephen@uhi.ac.uk

Rob Polson Subject Librarian:

Telephone: 01463-279836.

e-mail: rob.polson@uhi.ac.uk

Chris O'Malley Subject Librarian:

Telephone: 01463-279837.

e-mail: chris.omalley@uhi.ac.uk

HOW TO FIND US

The Library is located in the Centre for Health Science in the grounds of Raigmore Hospital, Inverness. Raigmore is located in the South-Eastern outskirts of the town.

Highland Health Sciences Library
University of the Highlands and Islands
Centre for Health Science
Old Perth Road
Inverness, IV2 3JH
Telephone: 01463-279800.
e-mail: hhsl@uhi.ac.uk
web: http://libguides.uhi.ac.uk/hhsl

Visitor Car Parking

Visitors to the Library are advised that there is a parking charge of £1.00 per day (or part of a day). For all those without passes exit tokens are available from the Reception Desk at the front entrance to the Centre for Health Science.

BRANCH LIBRARY

New Craigs (Psychiatry and Learning Disabilities)

Contact Rob Polson at HHSL. 
Telephone: 01463-279836.
e-mail: rob.polson@uhi.ac.uk
Web: http://www.nhshighland.scot.nhs.uk/Services/Pages/NewCraigsPsychiatricHospital.aspx  

SUBJECT RESEARCH GUIDES

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A-Z OF ONLINE RESOURCES

Click here to access the complete list of databases in A-Z format