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Clinical Students on Attachments and Electives: Royal Berkshire Trust Library

Subjects: Medicine

Royal Berkshire Hospital Library

Find us: Trust Library, Trust Education Centre, Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, London Road, Reading, Berkshire RG1 5AN


Contact: Telephone: 0118 322 7849  Email: 

Library webpages:

Library catalogue:

Opening hours: We are staffed Monday-Friday 9.00-17.00. Outside of staffed hours, access for studying and reference use is allowed from 7am – 12 midnight with Trust ID/Swipe card.



Frequently asked questions:

What do students need to do to join the library?

Fill in a registration form to obtain a SWIMS regional NHS library card and bring identification (Trust badge or University card).

What facilities are available?

Students have access to book loans (up to eight at a time).

Overdue fines are payable at 5p per item per day.   

Study space.

Is there an Inter Library Loan Service?


What computing facilities are available?

Eighteen computers are available with internet access and Microsoft Office.  All students should be able to login using their Trust logins.

Printing, photocopying and scanning facilities. 

Can students register for local NHS OpenAthens?

Yes, for the duration of their placement.