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Health Library

The Health Library is located in the Cochrane Building and contains collections on nursing, midwifery, allied health, medicine, medical and biological sciences.

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Opening hours

Christmas recess
Health Library is open 24/7. The Enquiry Desk will be staffed until 16:00 Friday 22 December.
Between 16:00 on Friday 22 December and 08:30 on Tuesday 2 January access will be via the South door of the Cochrane Building (to the right as you approach the building). You can swipe in with your library card or you will be asked to show your C&VUHB ID card.
The library enquiry desk (ground floor) is staffed:
Monday – Friday: 08:30 – 19:00
Saturday: 10:00 – 17:30
Sunday: unstaffed
Monday 24 hours
Tuesday 24 hours
Wednesday 24 hours
Thursday 24 hours
Friday 24 hours
Saturday 24 hours
Sunday 24 hours

These are the opening hours for this week.


The Health Library is located on the ground, first and second floors of the Cochrane Building on the University Hospital of Wales (UHW), Heath Park campus.

Information on library services for CAVUHB employees is available from the CAVUHB Library Service webpage.

Library skills training for staff and students in Biomedical and Life Sciences subjects is also available in the library.

You can contact a subject librarian if you have a subject-specific question, or use our general contact details for any other queries.

Ground floorLibrary enquiry desk
Study spaces
First floorBooks and journals
Open-access computers
Loanable laptops
Second floorSilent study zone
Study rooms
Open-access computers
NHS computers
NHS study rooms 2.34 and 2.35


Monday – Friday up to 18.00: use main and side doors of the library on the ground floor. After 18:00 until 8.30: use side door only. You will need a Cardiff University library ID card (swipe card), or you will be asked to show your NHS ID card for access.
Saturday and Sunday: use side door of the library only;
After 18:00 until 8.30: you will need a Cardiff University library ID card (swipe card), or you will be asked to show your NHS ID card for access.

  • A lift provides access to all floors of the library.
  • There is an accessible toilet on the ground and first floors.
  • Staff will retrieve books from the shelves - please ask for assistance.

Health Library enquiries

+44 (0)29 2087 4818
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Library location

Cochrane Building
Ground, 1st, and 2nd floor
Heath Park
CF14 4YU

Subject librarians

College of Biomedical and Life Sciences

Includes Biosciences, Dentistry, Healthcare Sciences and Medicine

Library Services for CAVUHB staff