Using the Library

The Knowledge & Library team are available during opening hours to provide assistance, answer your enquiry or guide you to the appropriate reference, information or resource material.

Join the library

Library membership is available for all staff and learners at DBTH & RDASH.  Please complete an online membership form to join. Alternatively you can come into the library to join.

How do I find a book?

You can search our new library catalogue (YorCat) which will search Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals’ book and e-book collection as well as multiple NHS libraries across Yorkshire and the Humber.  You can request books to be sent to you local library at DRI or Bassetlaw.  

Books can be sent to any site for collection.  If you are unable to get to one of our libraries to borrow up a book please contact the library team to explore options for getting items to you.

How many books can I borrow and for how long?

You can borrow 10 items.  Books are normally loaned for 4 weeks.  Books not required by other users are automatically renewed 5 times, after which you will be expected to return your books..

How do I reserve a book?

Go to Log in to your account. If you haven’t logged in before you will need to setup a password to be able to access the YorCat catalogue. Please go to log in to your account and use your library member number or username and the Forgot password? link to set-up a password.  If you do not know your library member ID then please contact us

After setting your password you will be able to log in to the library catalogue using your library membership number and password and reserve books.

What if you don’t have the book I need?

If we do not have the book you need, we can usually get it for you free of charge.  We will carry out a search to see if the book is held by another library and if possible it will be borrowed from that library on your behalf.  Please contact us to request an inter-library loan book.

Can I recommend a book for purchase?

We welcome recommendations please get in touch with us with the details of the book or fill in the book recommendation form and we will consider whether we can add it to our collection.

New book alerts

Would you like to receive details of new books added to stock for your area of professional interest?

Just email us stating “New Book Alerts” in the subject heading and let us know what sort of areas are interested in such as emergency medicine, dementia, reflective practice, general medicine, medical ethics, oncology, or anything else.

or complete our the new book alert form

Do you charge fines?

No we do not charge fines so overdue books.  We just ask you to make contact if you are struggling to return an item.

If books are lost there will be a charge for a replacement item (in some cases we may be able to accept a good quality second hand copy)  if you have lost a book please make contact to discuss options.

24/7 Access

Our libraries at DRI and Bassetlaw are staffed during office hours, but you can come in and use our facilities any time you like.

DRI – 24/7 access with your Trust ID badge.
If you don’t have an ID badge please contact the Knowledge & Library team.

BAS/Montagu – 24/7 access available please contact the library team and access can be provided.

PCs for study and e-learning

24/7 PC access is available for staff and students at the Library & Learning Resource Centres at DRI, Bassetlaw and Montagu.  The DRI Leisure Library also provides PC access during opening times.

We have laptops available for loan on a weekly basis.

PCs and laptops can be booked please call or email us.


Are you struggling to find a room for a teams call or training session?  We have PODs available at DRI and Bassetlaw libraries which are suitable for one person and can be booked.

We recommend you bring headphones the PODs offer a good level of privacy they are not completely soundproof.

PODs can be booked please call or email us.

Printing, scanning and photocopy facilities

Printing is available at all three sites.  Photocopying/Scanning is available at DRI and Bassetlaw.

Study Space

Study space is available in all Library & Learning Resource Centres, enabling you to undertake your studies or research in comfortable surroundings. You are welcome to bring your own device and connect to the Wi-Fi.

Wi-Fi Access

Wi-Fi is available to all staff and students in all libraries (DRI, Bassetlaw and Montagu)

If you are using a Trust device it will automatically connect to the Wi-Fi once you login with your Trust account.

Laptop/Data Projector/Display Equipment

We have a small number of laptops and data projectors available for short term loan.

We also have table top display boards available to borrow.

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