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Library FAQs and Virtual Desk
Have a question about our Library services or resources?
Check out our Library FAQs
Or contact Library staff using the Virtual Desk
Request an Evidence Search
We provides a service for HSE staff to request a literature search for patient care, research and policy development purposes.
Submit a Research Request
A customised Covid-19 evidence search is also available
Submit a COVID-19 Evidence Request
Please note that this service is not provided for academic course work, but Library staff provide training on literature searching and the use of Library resources.
Visit our Training page to learn more about how to access this service or contact your local Library for further information.
Accessing HSE Library Electronic Resources
Register for 24/7 access to our electronic resources using an OpenAthens account
An OpenAthens account facilitates your access to our electronic resources (e-books, databases, e-journals, tools etc.) both on and off the HSE network. A valid email address and your HSE employee number is required for registration.
You can access the electronic resources listed on our homepage using your OpenAthens username and password.
If you have moved to a new Hospital and need to move your OpenAthens account to your new place of work contact our Virtual Desk.
Access our Help and Guides to learn more about how to use our resource and register for a Training Session to learn more.
Video overview of our services and resources for Doctors
Overview of our Library Electronic Resources
Following Level 5 Covid-19 restrictions most HSE Library sites have temporarily closed.
We have increased our online services and made some changes to the way we operate, visit this section of our website or contact your local Library for details.
A ‘contact and collect’ service for book borrowing is available in some areas.
Visit the HSE Library Virtual Desk for help and support.
This guide was created by Maura Flynn and members of the Information Skills Team.
We value your feedback on our Guide.
Please contact us with any comments and suggestions.
National Health Library & Knowledge Service. Health Service Executive. Dr. Steevens' Hospital, Dublin 8. Tel: 01-6352555/8. Email: email@example.com