Knowledge & Library Service

The Knowledge & Library Service at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides a multi-professional service to all its staff and students as well as providing some services to other NHS Trusts and organisations in the area.

We have staffed libraries at DRI and Bassetlaw hospitals and an unstaffed library at Montagu hospital.

Visiting / opening times

  • DRI Library 09:00 AM 05:00 PM
  • Bassetlaw Library 08:30 AM 04:30 PM

Contact service

What can we do for you?

Take a look for yourself – watch the quick video guide to Knowledge & Library services 

Want to join the Library?  Need a book, article or evidence search.  How about a guide to library services, or quick introduction to common e-resources?

Joining the Library?
Please fill in an online membership form.

Want to request a book that’s not on our shelves?  Use our book request service

Want to request a journal article?  Use our article request service

Want to request a search of the latest available evidence on a topic?  Check out our evidence search service
Training is also available to show you how to search yourself.

Bite Size Guides to e-resources, such as: Anatomy TV, BMJ Best Practice, DynaMed and Royal Marsden Online.

What have we got?

We have a wide range of resources and services, from a quiet place to study, to an article / book request and evidence search services, access to electronic clinical and research databases and training to help you use them, not to mention good old fashioned books, which you can search for online – see below.

At DRI, we also have the Leisure Library – providing recreational reading in print, audio and digital formats, as well as DVD films and computers that are free to use, for all Trust staff, students and patients.

Click on these links for more information:
Leisure Library

Want to check if we have a book you need?

Use our online catalogue to:

1. Browse and search for books, e-books, journals, e-journals and other materials we hold

2. Check your borrowing record, renew books online and reserve items

3. Search the Trust Publications Register

Not got the book you need? Our team can try and get a copy for you – use our book request service


can give you access to healthcare evidence bought both by the NHS nationally and DBTH, such as:

& to improve and add confidence your clinical decision making.

to brush up on your nursing procedures. (NHS Open Athens log in needed)

to bone up on your A&P knowledge.

BrowZine to see what journals cover your specialty, and set up alerts to let you know when new issues are published, along with their contents.

To search for healthcare evidence using one, simplified interface, or link to specialist databases like &   for a more controlled search.

Are there any others?  Yes – go to the resources page.

Not sure how to use them?  Or want to check if you’re getting the best out of them?  Find out about training.

Evidence Search Service

 Need an update on the latest evidence on a particular topic?

Looking to improve patient treatment and want to find out what works best?

Whatever you need, we can help with an evidence search.

More information go to the evidence search page

Is for a course you’re on?  Sorry – we can’t do it for you, but get in touch to book a training session with us to get you searching like a pro.

Critical Appraisal

 Found some evidence but not sure if it’s any good?  Take a look at our Critical Appraisal page for checklists and help deciphering the jargon, or get in touch for some training.

Referencing, Reference management software, or anything else?

There’s a fair chance we can help you – get in touch using the email or phone number at the top of the page and ask, and we’ll see what we can do.

­Who are we and what do we do?

We provide services to staff and students to support their education, training, research and continuing professional development. Our service also provides access to information, knowledge and quality evidence to support clinical and managerial decision making.

In addition, we also provide a range of health and well-being resources and materials to support staff and their families plus health information and recreational reading services for both patients and staff to support health and well-being.

Doncaster Royal Infirmary
Library:  You can find the Library on the ground floor of the hospital (opposite The Education Centre).
Leisure Library: downstairs from the library at DRI.   It provides recreational and health and well-being library services for staff and patients and also offers additional PC access, Wi-Fi and study space.

Bassetlaw Hospital: You can find the Library based in The Hub on the second floor of the hospital.

Montagu Hospital – You can find the library next to the training room on level 1 (near the lifts next to minor injuries).  The library is not staffed. Please call 642894 for the door code.

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