Our Services

The library is situated in the STRIVE Academic Centre at the Friarage Hospital.  It is open to ALL staff employed by South Tees Hospitals NHS trust, including staff of the MDHU and students on placement from university.  Staff working for other NHS Trusts may also have services available.

Members of the Friarage library also have access to the library at The James Cook University Hospital.


You do not need to be registered to browse or use the resources for reference purposes but if you wish to borrow items you will need to register, all we require is your staff/university ID.


Up to 8 books may be borrowed for a period of 4 weeks.  They may be renewed by personal visit, telephone or email provided they are not required by another reader.  You can also search for and renew books using the library catalogue.

Library CatalogueJournals

We subscribe to a selection of journals covering aspects of Medicine and Nursing.  The current issues are kept in the display area and back issues (normally 10 years) are also stored in the library.

Books and journal articles not in stock can be obtained through the interlibrary loan service at a charge of 50p per request.

Computer facilities Seminar Room

There are 8 open access computers which can be used by trust staff and students.  All computers have internet access and are linked to printers.

Study space

The library has a quiet study area which can accommodate 8 people.  Lockers are available in the library for use by library customers.

Information skills training

The librarian can provide training in the use of the healthcare databases.  For more information on this service view our Teaching and Training page. 

Please contact the librarian for further information. Email: fhnmedicallibrary@nhs.net Tel: 01609 762525.