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Staff at Cardiff and Vale UHB, Velindre University NHS Trust and Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW)

You can join Cardiff University libraries if you are a member of staff of local NHS services.

Cardiff and Vale UHB and Velindre University NHS Trust staff, HEIW staff and Cardiff-based GPs are entitled to library membership and can access all of our services, resources and facilities (with the exception of Cardiff University network accounts and online access to Cardiff University e-resources).

The Velindre University NHS Trust Library also provides services to the Welsh Blood Service, NHS Wales Informatics Service, Tŷ Hafan, the Marie Curie Hospice (Cardiff and the Vale), and City Hospice.

Through this membership scheme you can:

Our staff can assist with using databases, literature searching, systematic literature reviews and copyright. We can also provide training on the NHS Wales e-Library for Health and help you obtain an Athens account for home use of e-resources. Information skills training both individually and in groups can be arranged. Ask a member of library staff for further information.

How to join

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, all our libraries are closed and we cannot register you in person. Instead we are providing registration online or by email.

Online registration

Complete the online form via the NHS Wales Library Service website.

Email registration

Cardiff and Vale UHB/HEIW staff - email

Velindre University NHS Trust staff - email or

We will send you a membership form.

Membership enables you to use all our NHS resources fully: see the Information about membership section of this page for full details.

When our normal service is resumed, we will let you know how to get your physical library card, which you will need to borrow books and for 24-hour access to the Health Library, Archie Cochrane Library and the Postgraduate Zone at UHW.

If you have any questions or need help, please email or or