All of our Library's online resources use your MPFT email address to access them. This page has helpful information on how to log in to these resources and how to get help or training if you need it.

If you don't have an MPFT email address please contact the library team, who will be able to give you a username and password to use instead: library@mpft.nhs.uk

All MPFT staff and placement students with an email address ending @mpft.nhs.uk are automatically able to log in to access online eBooks, databases and journals from MPFT Library and Knowledge Services. The Journals and Databases page has more details on what resources are available. Some students on placements or staff from other organisations working in partnership with MPFT are also eligible and can contact the library team to arrange access.

If you are looking for training on how to use your MPFT email to access these resources, some information is available below. For group or one-to-one training on online resources, please see our Training pages

Here is a short video which you may find helpful:

Many of our resources use slightly different phrasing from each other. We've done our best to explain it below, but please get in touch with the library team if you have any questions or issues accessing our resources.

  1. When you are on the resource web page, select 'Sign In' or 'Log In'
  2. Choose 'OpenAthens' where available or 'Institutional Access'
  3. When asked for your instituion name, search for 'Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, and select it form the search results:
    'Find your Institution' page of OpenAthens sign in process
  4. You will be taken to the Log in screen for the Trust, which has the logo for the Health Informatics Team in the background. Enter your email address and password.
    MPFT Library log in page
    Please note, if you are accessing these resources from a personal computer or mobile device, you may be asked to complete multi-factor authentication if you have registered for this.

Library and Knowledge Services Contact Details

Stafford Library

St. George's Hospital,
Corporation Street,
Stafford
ST16 3AG

Telephone: 01785 221584 (ext 7128908)
E-mail: library@mpft.nhs.uk

Open 9 - 5 Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri.

Redwoods Library

The Redwoods Centre,
Somerby Drive,
Shrewsbury
SY3 8DS

Telephone: 01743 210110 (ext 7064162)
E-mail: library@mpft.nhs.uk

Open 9 - 5 Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri.