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Books & e-Books

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The CDDFT Library Service provides access for all trust staff, to a huge amount of information in both print and electronic formats. And if we haven't got the article, book or report that you need, no problem. We can either borrow it or buy it to make it available to you.


Databases & Specialist Resources





Our library collections are relatively small, holding around 40 000 print books and reports. However, through our library catalogue you can request many more books held at other NHS libraries in the north east. If that is not enough, our Inter Library Loans and Book Request services allow you to request any article or book you need.

We also stock a small selection of Lighter Reading and books on a wide range of Health and Wellbeing topics. Go to Health & Wellbeing for further information

Library Catalogue

Inter Library Loans request form

Book Request form



The Library Service holds a collection of e-books, spanning a breadth of different topic areas

To access these books you must have an OpenAthens account. If you don't have an account you can create one at OpenAthens Registration.

To search for e-books on the Proquest platform please visit their website. You will need an OpenAthens account.

The Oxford Medicine Handbooks series - e-book titles

Health Education England has funded access to 136 e-books (5,139 chapters) from this prestigious series. The e-Books cover a wide range of specialisms and disciplines.

To access the e-Books in this series:

  • Go to the website for  The Oxford Medicine Handbooks series
  • Click on the Sign in Now button.
  • Enter your OpenAthen login details.
  • To get the best from this collection of e-books view the support videos on YouTube.
  • For further information please contact the library team. Got to Our Libraries webpage for our contact details.


Kortext e-books

Kortext provides a range titles covering clinical, CPD, leadership, wellbeing, diversity and inclusion, fitness, research, revision and more. Kortext e-book collection.

To access these books you must have an OpenAthens account. If you don't have an account you can create one at OpenAthens Registration.

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