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Welcome to Library & Knowledge Services, within East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust.

We support all healthcare staff and students by providing access to the best evidence, information, and resources to support clinical decision making, research, and lifelong professional development.

Education Library Essentials

Sign up for a Library Account >

Register for a Library Account so you can start borrowing books, and gain 24-hour access to our Education Libraries. You’ll also be able to request books, articles, and information searches.

Sign up for an OpenAthens account >

OpenAthens is your key to freely accessing the majority of our information resources in full-text, such as articles, journals, and ebooks. When registering, use your NHS email address for automatic verification.

Search for information

Use the Knowledge & Library Hub to search for a range of healthcare evidence, including articles, guidelines, and other research

Search for a journal

Thousands of journals are available to you through EKHUFT-subscribed content, and NHS core content – free and in full-text.

Search for a book

Search our catalogue for books and ebooks held across our libraries, as well as the health libraries in Kent, Surrey, and Sussex.

Knowledge at your fingertips…

NHS Knowledge and Library Hub

The national Knowledge and Library Hub connects NHS staff and learners to high quality knowledge and evidence resources, all in one place. Funded by Health Education England, it includes articles, ebooks, clinical decision support resources, NICE Guidelines and more. Start searching today!