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Highland Health Sciences Library

Description of Library and services


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.


See links below as to how you can avail yourself of the 70+ years collective experience of the library staff in the provision of health care information.  Time-saving accelerated access to better quality evidence.  The evidence based health information specialists for the University of the Highlands and Islands and NHS Highland - If you cannot find what you are looking for in 10 minutes maybe it is time to contact us -


  • Allow the Library to gift you time - Staff can gift you time and act as additional staff members for assisting you in any aspect of your work – clinical or educational.  If you want to learn how to navigate the mysteries of the Knowledge Network the staff are available to show you.  However the staff can gift you time by seeking out the information for you - please contact us on for more information.


  • Research expertise - The staff are available to assist with your research at many levels – the collection is research focussed and the staff are used to collaborating and working with researchers.  Staff also assist in the publication process by finding the basic information relating to the research and organising it for the research.  Please contact us on for more information.




  • Local, national and international collaboration - The library also collaborates with other library services – eg locally wth Highlife Highland, in Scotland - part of the Scottish Health Information Network, the UK - part of the Health Libraries Group and internationally eg our remote in rural colleagues in Canada and Australia.  This collaboration has many benefits and is currently being utilised in the fight against COVID.


  • Space - The Library also provides a multipurpose room for discussions, presentations, or study.  It also provides a quiet room – a dedicated quiet space for silent personal study.   Please contact us on for more information.


Day Open Staffing
Monday- Friday 8am-9pm Between 9am-5pm
Saturday 10am-5pm Unstaffed
Sunday 10am-5pm Unstaffed


General: Due to the current COVID 19 situation all staff are working remotely.  For the time being please contact us by e-mailing  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.


Ellen-Ann Stephen Assistant:

Telephone: 01463-279838.


Chris O'Malley Specialist Librarian:

Telephone: 01463-279837.



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.

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.


New Craigs (Psychiatry and Learning Disabilities)

If you wish to borrow items you need to be a member of the library please see -  - for membership joining details

To borrow return items please use this form - - we have an instructional video on how to use this -


Click here for subject guides


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