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Archie Cochrane Library

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

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The library is currently open for use, but not staffed regularly. 24-hour access is available on request, for Cardiff & Vale UHB staff, Cardiff University staff and Cardiff University students. Please email for help.

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 6255
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Library location

Routledge Academic Centre
University Hospital Llandough
CF64 2XX

Subject librarians

Rosemary Soper

Cardiff and Vale UHB Librarian