Category: BASE News

Members Guide to the Library Catalogue

Basic Search (no login required) A keyword search returns all records with that keyword in any field. Single words normally generate more results. When searching for more than one word, records are returned that contain all words. For instance, searching for Oxford Medicine returns all records containing Oxford AND Medicine anywhere in the record, i.e.…
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Sandwell Library closed for refurbishment

Sandwell Library will be closing for six months from Friday 17th March at 16.30 while the Education Centre is being refurbished. All the staff and books will be relocating to the library at City Hospital, which is located within the Postgraduate Centre. We will be at City Library from Wednesday 22nd March but if you…
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Cannock Chase Hospital Library

The library at Cannock Chase Hospital is moving to a new location and will be closed between Wednesday 22nd March and Wednesday 12th April. The new location will be; Education & Conference Centre, Level 3, Cannock Chase Hospital, Brunswick Road, Cannock, WS11 5XY

Relocation of Knowledge Services – Dudley Public Health; July 2016

Please note: Knowledge Services – Dudley Public Health, has now relocated from Falcon House, Dudley, to Dudley Public Library. All stock has been transferred to the new service point within Dudley Public Library – Floor 2, Dudley Library, St James Road, Dudley DY1 1HR – and is now available, with other BASE Library services, at…
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Relocation of Knowledge Services – Dudley Public Health; June/July 2016

Please note: Knowledge Services – Dudley Public Health, will be relocated from Falcon House, Dudley, to Dudley Public Library, at the end of June 2016. After June 22nd 2016, there will be no access to BASE Library stock and services at the Falcon House service point (note, however, that you can continue to return items…
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Building works at the Birmingham Children’s Hospital

Due to building works next to the library at the Birmingham Children’s Hospital, this library is unable to accept external visitors in person until January 2017. Please contact or 0121 333 8644 for further information.    

Borrow and reserve more books, and borrow for longer!

After a successful trial, we are pleased to update you on changes to book borrowing which are now permanent features of the BASE Library service: Borrow More Books The number of items you can borrow at any one time has now been increased to 10.  This applies to both staff and students. Reserve More Books The number…
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Student? Services BASE offers you…

The BASE collection is multidisciplinary, but may be particularly strong in one area within your hospital or Trust, depending on any specialisation. There are over 42,000 titles in the collection, equating to almost 84,000 actual items! Register to become a BASE library member at your ‘home’ library. This entitles you to access the collections of…
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Two services: one login.

BASE library members, whose home library subscribes to the BASEDoc article request service, will from Monday 10th August 2015 be able to use their library account details to also log in to BASEDoc. There will no longer be a separate login, simply enter the same details you would to log into your library account in…
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Reaside Library (BSMHFT) Closed

Reaside Library, part of Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust, closed on Wednesday 20 May 2015. If you registered with Reaside as your home library, you will be automatically moved to Uffculme as your home library. If you have any queries about this, please email

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