About the Library and Knowledge Service

Our Vision:

Leading in NHS information service delivery, we will help to improve patient care by enabling and transforming the way professionals use evidence-based information.

Our services include:

  • Teaching information skills via group sessions, one-to-ones and Teams
  • Evidence searches to support clinical work and research
  • Expertise from trained, knowledgeable staff
  • Library resource guides (contact us for alternative formats, e.g. large print)
  • A regularly updated website available from work and home
  • Quiet study spaces and informal group study areas
  • Access to clinical journals, about 4,500 print texts and 1,200 ebooks
  • Access to wellbeing resources including fiction, hobby books, video games, DVDs and puzzles
  • IT facilities with Internet access and Microsoft Office
  • Printing and scanning facilities


We aim to provide a service which is accessible to all eligible staff and students on placement.

All of our leaflets and guides can be provided in a range of formats, on request, to suit individual needs. We also have a range of transparent coloured overlays and reading rulers which have been shown to make reading easier for some people by increasing fluency and/or reducing eye strain, fatigue and headaches.

A lift is available next to the stairs.

Please let a member of the Library and Information Service team know if you require any assistance when using the Library.

Your library and knowledge service team are:

Catherine Micklethwaite – Library Manager

Liz Saward – Clinical Librarian

Lucy Farnsworth – Specialist Librarian

Tim Worth – Librarian

Megane Quelvennec – Library Trainee

Contact the library team

Library and Knowledge Service
Horizon Centre, Lower Ground Floor
Torbay Hospital

Staffed hours:
8.30am – 5pm, Mon – Fri
24/7 access available

Staff car parking map

T: 01803 656700
E: library.tsdft@nhs.net

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