- Libraries are at St George's Hospital in Stafford, and The Redwoods Centre in Shrewsbury
- Contact Redwoods Library before you visit to book an appointment. Contact Stafford Library to make sure someone is there to help.
- Both libraries are staffed Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9am to 5pm
- You do not need to visit the library to use the services. You can email or phone the library
- Find information on health topics
- Find a health article you want to read
- Access quality health information websites and mobile apps
It's free to visit the library, use computers and WiFi, and read books in the library. Staff can help you find health information. You don't need to pay for this.
You will need to pay for some library services:
- Self-service photocopying and printing: 5p per sheet
- Requesting a specific article: £2 per article
- Both libraries have a small collection of fiction and self-help books for patients, service users and carers to borrow.
- You can borrow books from your local public library.
Your local public library can help you with:
- Books and eBooks on health and care topics
- Your health and wellbeing
Most public libraries have:
- Computers and internet
- Printing and photocopying
- Staff on hand to help
- Books and audiobooks to borrow
- Quiet spaces to sit and read
- Reading groups and activities which can help your wellbeing
- Research articles on health and other topics to read in the library using Access to Research
Public Libraries are open to anyone who lives, works or studies in the area. Most services are free. Find out more here:
Use these tips to help choose between good and poor quality websites:
- Who has written the information? Does the organisation have a good reputation?
- Why have they published this information? Are they trying to sell you something?
- What information does this website contain? Is it accurate? Is it relevant for you?
- When was the information written or published? Is it up to date?