Search and browse over 5000 e-books. You can read books marked ‘Available’ straight away. Ask to borrow e-books by clicking on the one that you want and choosing 'request'. The library will either approve the loan, buy the e-book or suggest alternatives.

To read our e-books you need to login to your NHS OpenAthens account or register for an OpenAthens account.

Our library catalogue also contains about 250 more e-books not included in the main e-book library.  These include:

  • Over 100 Oxford handbooks and textbooks.  You can read these online with your OpenATHENS login but can't download them (unless we've also bought the e-book from a different supplier).  These also have their own website.  The list includes the Oxford Handbooks in Nursing series and Medical Handbooks series, as well as several Oxford textbooks.
  • Over130 e-books from a different supplier (Kortext).  You can read these online or download them to read in the Kortext app (available for both Android and Apple).  You can also find these books at the Kortext website.  

If you can't find the e-book you want, please e-mail and let us know what you're looking for.

Library and Knowledge Services Contact Details

Stafford Library

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

Telephone: 01785 221584 (ext 7128908)

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

Redwoods Library

The Redwoods Centre,
Somerby Drive,

Telephone: 01743 210110 (ext 7064162)

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