Library and knowledge services

Aubrey Keep Library provides library and knowledge services to NELFT staff, and staff of other subscribing organisations.

Aubrey Keep Library supports the provision of high quality, innovative, health, and social care services in the local health economy by enabling access to the best available evidence and empowering health and social care staff to develop their evidence-based practice skills.

NELFT staff don’t need to visit a Library in person to make use of the resources and services available. Many resources are available electronically. Library staff will provide information and assistance by phone or email wherever possible. Please contact us if you need help.

Portacabin next to Trust Head Office, Goodmayes Hospital, Barley Lane, Ilford IG3 8XJ
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 0900—1645

Tel: 0300 555 1200 ext. 64504
Fax: 0300 555 1028 (internal ext. 51220)

NELFT staff based in Essex can also access some library facilities (including study space) and services (including book loans) from our colleagues at the following Essex NHS libraries. Please note you will be referred to Aubrey Keep Library for access to some resources and services:

Basildon healthcare library, Basildon Hospital

Education Centre Library, Southend Hospital

Harlow Healthcare Library, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow

Colchester Healthcare Library, Colchester Hospital

Warner Library, Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford

Print and electronic resources

Aubrey Keep Library has about 2,500 print books. We welcome suggestions for purchase, so if you know of a great book you think we should have in stock, please contact us.

We also offer access and training for electronic resources such as UpToDate, MedicinesComplete, online journals and books and resources you can use for your CPD or CME. Please see our Information Resources page for a complete overview of the resources available to you. Search the Audrey Keep library catalogue here: Aubrey Keep Library catalogue

OpenAthens accounts

You will need an NHS OpenAthens account to access most of our electronic resources. Staff can register for an OpenAthens account here: OpenAthens

If you have an OpenAthens account but have forgotten your OpenAthens username and/or password, there is an option on this page to reset your password.

Once you have registered, use the OpenAthens hub to log into the electronic resources. To read our ebooks, please use the library catalogue.

You can access your OpenAthen protected resources here: OpenAthens protected resources


Aubrey Keep Library offers a range of services to help staff find, access and use information. Please see our services page for a complete overview of document supply, evidence searching and current awareness services, and the information skills training page for an overview of the types of training we provide and a schedule.


Aubrey Keep Library offers the following facilities:

  • free wifi (wireless internet)
  • 8 PCs with access to the internet & RIO
  • colour photocopier / printer / scanner (for self-service use, charges may apply)
  • quiet study room
  • meeting / group study room (available for bookings)