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Library Services How To.......


Detailed below is information, guides and videos on how to use or request different library services.
For a short introduction to our services please view our online induction or  download our library induction pack.


Join The Library



All staff of Velindre University NHS Trust, WBS & other hosted organisations are entitled to library membership. As a member of Velindre Library you automatically become a member of Cardiff University Libraries and can access their physical collections.
Please click the button on the left to complete the online membership form or download a physical form.



Use NHS Wales Library Search To…


NHS Wales Library Search is the library catalogue which allows you to search and find physical or electronic books and journals held in our library, other Cardiff University libraries and all NHS Wales libraries.
In addition you can access, view and amend personal details on your library account.
Please see the two videos below for brief introductions on how to access your library account and to search for items.



Request Articles or Books


If there are books or journals that you require that we do not hold then don't worry we can request them from another library for you!
Click the link below to fill in and the submit a request or simply email us a list if there are several. Please make sure you include as much detail as you can.


Request a Literature Search


Need to find information and not sure where to look or need it quickly and do not have the time to search thoroughly?
We can do a literature search for you covering all kinds of health-related questions in several different databases and email the results directly to you. Email us with the details or download and fill in our request form and send it to us.

Alternatively, if you would like to know how to do it yourself, we do offer literature search training, contact us to arrange a session.


Register for OpenAthens


OpenAthens is used to access a variety of electronic resources. You can now use your NHS Wales Email and (Nadex) password when logging in via OpenAthens. If you do not have an NHS Wales email then you can still register for an OpenAthens account here.

Please see our OpenAthens Instruction for further details. Velindre University NHS Trust Staff, Welsh Blood Service staff and hosted organisations should direct any OpenAthens queries to us.




The Library offers training or advice on a one or one or departmental group basis, topics covered include what eResources are available, how to access them, literature searching and critical appraisal. More details can be found on our training page, including videos and links to resources that you may find useful.



Any help you need get in touch!


Velindre Library
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