Medical students

Please fill in the library registration form below. We use your university smart card as your library card, so please give us the number that begins with “U”.


We have 4 libraries at North Tyneside, Wansbeck, The Northumbria (Cramlington) and Hexham Hospitals.  You can find information about opening hours and how to contact us here.


The libraries all have study space, PCs and printers and a big range of books to borrow – not just medical textbooks, but also fiction and health and wellbeing books. You can borrow up to 10 books  for 4 weeks and you can usually renew them if you need them for longer. Our library catalogue is shared with most of the NHS libraries in the North East. You can request any book and collect it from your local library.


Register for an NHS Athens account for access to healthcare databases (including Medline), online journals and other resources.


If you would like to print this information, you can download it is a leaflet.



Medical students - Library registration

  • This is the number underneath the barcode on your Smartcard
    We are asking you to provide data so we can contact you about the library stock loaned to you. We store your name, full work and/or home address, telephone number(s), job title, academic institution where relevant, and preferred email address(es) to which automated messages regarding items we loan to you will be sent. The Library and Knowledge Services management system is made available in the Trusts mentioned above and is used: • To record contact details for the purpose of loaning library stock • To record loans of stock to users • To send notifications to users about their loans • To provide management information for library staff on usage and membership. We rely on your consent to process information for the above purposes. Where necessary, information may be passed to your local finance department and/or debt collector agencies for the purpose of collecting goods or outstanding debts in relation to lost or overdue items. We do not rely on your consent to do this. It is in the legitimate interests of Library & Knowledge Services to process your personal information in this way. Your Rights Members must inform their home library service of any changes to name, address, telephone or email address. If the library hold any incomplete or incorrect information about you, this may be completed and/or corrected by contacting your home library. If you no longer wish to be a member you may contact your local Library service who will remove you from the system. You may rejoin as a member at any time. All information held by the library will be kept confidential in accordance with the Data Protection Act (2018). The personal information you have supplied to the library will be stored by North East Library & Knowledge Services and shared with our library system supplier for the purpose of administering your account and contacting you when necessary. Your personal information will be held on the library system for 3 years, at which point you will be asked to re-register. If you do not re-register your personal information will be removed at this point. You can re-register with the library service at any point in the future should you change your mind.
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