Library Services aim to minimise the disruption to NHS staff caused by reduced staffing and social distancing measures implemented at Imperial College London libraries. We are offering a full range of remote services to NHS library users to support your education, clinical and organisational decision making and research needs.

Critical care resources

We know that many NHS staff are being asked to work in critical care for the first time and need resources to support this. The Oxford Medicine Online Collection contains a number of high quality e-books on critical care. 

To access Oxford Medicine Online click on sign in via your institution. Then select NHS in England from the list of institutions. Log in with your Open Athens username and password. Register here if you do not have an NHS Open Athens account.

We have created a list of accessible e-learning resources related to COVID-19 and critical careAs we identify other useful resources we will add them to this list.

Remote library and evidence searches

For support finding evidence or searching the literature please email your NHS librarian.

We are providing a full range of support services online including:

We highly recommend that you sign up to KnowledgeShare to receive tailored updates from high quality evidence sources on COVID-19 and any other clinical or professional area of interest.

A general enquiry service is available Monday - Friday 08.30 - 21.00, Saturday - Sunday 10.00 - 18.00, email

Online access to journals, e-books and databases

NHS and many College subscribed resources are available through Open Athens.

During the disruption to our on-site services caused by the COVID-19 out-break, we are also offering a special service to send NHS staff articles and e-book chapters that would normally only be available by using an Imperial College London PC in one of our libraries.

Use the form below to request up to ten journal articles and / or five e-book chapters. Enter a web link for the items you require and, if you wish, any additional information. We will email the items to you as quickly as possible.

Request articles or e-book chapters


We are processing new NHS membership registrations and creating computer accounts.