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NHS Users: Library services for NHS members

A guide to Library services and resources for our NHS members

How to find us

The Walton Library is located on the 5th floor of the Catherine Cookson building in the Medical School.

The Medical School main entrance is just off Claremont Road in Newcastle upon Tyne. See Campus map below for location.

We are building number 60 on this Campus map


Browsing the shelves

This is a short list of the shelfmarks for books in Walton Library. There are more comprehensive lists on the end of each bay of books in the Library itself.

We have a collection of long loan books available for 4 week loan, a Student Texts Collection of mainly reading list titles available for 4 hour loan, and a Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) Collection available for 4 week loan.

570 Life Sciences

610 Medicine

611 Anatomy

612 Physiology

613 Health Promotion

614 Public Health

615 Pharmacology and Therapeutics

616 Clinical Medicine

617 Surgery and Dentistry

618 Obstetrics and Gynaecology


Library services for NHS members

Joining the Library - click this link for details.

Borrowing - You can borrow up to 15 books, most of which are available for a 4 week loan.

Access to electronic journals and Databases - these can only be accessed from one of the NHS designated PCs in the Library. Remote access is not permitted for NHS members under our licensing agreements with publishers.

Photocopying - we have 1 black and white and 1 colour photocopier in the library. There is a charge per page for photocopying.

Desktop Delivery Service

This service allows you to request an article or a part of a journal held in the Research Reserve.
Older journal volumes are kept outside the Library in the Research Reserve (formerly known as 'Store').

It's easy to request an article and you don't have to come to the Library to make your request.

University Staff and Students -
your request will be scanned and emailed to you within 24 hours (Monday - Friday) excluding  Bank Holidays.

Other Library members -
you will receive an email telling you where to collect a print copy of the article. There is a charge for this.

To make your request -

check the journal title details on Library Search and take a note of the shelfmark, then go to: to make the request.

If you have any queries, please contact the Walton Library Reader Services Team at

Finding books

Use Library Search to see if we have the book you want. It will give details of whether it is available in print and/or e-book if we have it in stock.

You can also log into Library Search to reserve a book for yourself if all copies are out on loan.

Get Library Search here