Staff from the following NHS trusts may join the Library:

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
West London Mental Health NHS Trust

How to register

You may register at the campus library of your choice. This will be your home campus library.

Complete the online library membership application form. After submitting the form please visit your home library and show your NHS Trust ID card. Proof of current status (NHS contract, letter of appointment) may also be required.

Borrowing and requests

Staff with honorary contracts at Imperial are registered as Imperial staff. 

Staff without honorary contracts at Imperial are registered as NHS borrowers. 

Students on placement for more than 8 weeks are registered as NHS Students for one year or less depending on the placement end date.

Students on placement for less than 8 weeks and staff on short-term placements are registered as NHS reference users.

You may borrow:

NHS borrowers
Total itemsNumber of weeksIncluding 24 hour loans
 20 (from medical campus libraries and the Central Library)  3 week  4
Sign in to Library Search to request an item which is out on loan or at another campus. We will email you when it is available for collection. Your request limit is 10 at one time.
NHS placement students
Total itemsNumber of weeksIncluding 24 hour loans
 5 (from medical campus libraries and the Central Library)  1 week  0

When you have selected the items you wish to borrow take them to the desk or use one of our self-service machines.

We will automatically renew your items for up to 6 months before they must be returned for re-issue, unless they have been requested.

If an item is recalled you will need to return it by the due date. The Library charges fines on recalled items.

You can return items to any campus library.

Staff from the following NHS Trusts in NHS London (NW) but not specified in the agreement are registered as NHS reference users at your home campus only:

  • Health Education North West London
  • Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust
  • London Ambulance Service NHS Trust
  • London North West Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Migrant and Refugee Communities Forum
  • NHS Brent CCG
  • NHS Central London CCG (Westminster)
  • NHS Ealing CCG
  • NHS Hammersmith & Fulham CCG
  • NHS Harrow CCG
  • NHS Hillingdon CCG
  • NHS Hounslow CCG
  • NHS West London CCG (Kensington & Chelsea and Queens Park & Paddington)
  • North West London Commissioning Support Unit
  • The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

Social Services staff employed by local authorities in North West London are entitled to reference access on request.

Use of e-journals, e-books and databases

To use Imperial e-journals, e-books and databases, we will issue you with an NHS network login when you register. Access is only available in the Library.