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Archie Cochrane Library

The Archie Cochrane Library is situated in the Education Centre of Llandough Hospital and contains collections on medicine, surgery, nursing, allied health, psychiatry and psychology, as well as the Cochrane Archive.

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Opening hours

All our libraries are closed from 17:00 Tuesday 17 March until further notice.
Enquiry services will be managed via Ask a Librarian live chat and email between 09:00 and 21:00, Monday to Friday and 10:00 to 17:00 at weekends.
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

These are the opening hours for this week. View opening times for 2019-20


The library and the evidence-based healthcare database called the Cochrane Library are both named after the late Professor Archie Cochrane, who worked for many years in the Cardiff area. He promoted the concept of the randomised controlled trial and the need for evidence based practice. The Cochrane Archive contains memorabilia relating to his life and work. More details on application to the librarian.


The library is not open to patients, hospital visitors or members of the public. Patient Information Centres/services are provided at University Hospital Llandough and University Hospital of Wales, and by Velindre Cancer Centre.

  • Ground floor entry to the Centre with lift access to the library
  • Disabled toilet
  • Staff will retrieve books and journals from the shelves on request

Archie Cochrane Library enquiries

+44 (0)29 2071 5497
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Library location

Education Centre
University Hospital Llandough
CF64 2XX

Subject librarians

Rosemary Soper

Cardiff and Vale UHB Librarian