Library & Knowledge Services

All staff and students on placement at CHFT are welcome to use the library, whatever their job role. If you need help or advice or are just looking for somewhere quiet to work – come and see us.

We provide a range of traditional library resources and electronic tools that enable staff to access the latest evidence-based information in regard to patient care, research, NHS policy, management, leadership and education.

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Contact Details and Opening Hours


Phone: 01422 224191

Address: Library and Knowledge Service, Learning and Development Centre, Calderdale Royal Hospital, Godfrey Road, Halifax, HX3 0PW

Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday [08:30 to 17:00] and Friday [08:30 - 16:30]

We also have an out-of-hours room which is open 24/7 for CHFT staff. Please contact the library for details.

NHS Knowledge and Library Hub

Click here to access the NHS Knowledge and Library Hub

This easy-to-use search tool will help you find the information you need. With one-click access to full articles, options to browse the contents of journal issues, and links to databases for in-depth searching, the NHS Knowledge and Library Hub is here for all your searching needs.

Once you have registered for an OpenAthens account, you will be able to use the Knowledge and Library Hub to access:

  • Over 7,000 journals
  • Books and e-publications, including over 130 Oxford University Press Handbooks
  • Clinical decision support tools such as BMJ Best Practice and UpToDate
  • Marsden Nursing Manual and
  • NICE Pathways and Guidelines
  • Databases like Medline, EMBASE and CINAHL

Library Catalogue

Click here to browse the library catalogue

We are part of the YorCat regional library catalogue with other health libraries in Yorkshire and the Humber.

Library members can request items from any of the participating libraries to be sent to this library for you to borrow.

Online Resources

Click here to browse our journal collection

If you can’t find an article you are searching for or can’t access the full text with your OpenAthens account, send us an email with the article details and we will try to source a copy for you.

For details of other online resources available, including UpToDate and BMJ Best Practice, please visit the library page on the intranet.

Training and Support

Library staff can provide one-to-one support on:

  • Finding evidence for patient care / service delivery
  • Sourcing journal articles
  • Managing references
  • Conducting literature reviews

We can also conduct a literature search for you. You can find a link to the literature search request form on the library page on the intranet.