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ULHT Library and Knowledge Services WELCOME TO ULHT’s HOSPITAL LIBRARIES COME AND PAY US A VISIT! Please view this display for the services we have to offer. 24 Hour Library Access! ULHT Hospital Libraries are staffed: Grantham : 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday

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ULHT Library and Knowledge Services




Please view this display for

the services we have to offer

24 Hour Library Access!

ULHT Hospital Libraries are staffed:

Grantham: 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday

Lincoln: 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday

Louth: 10am - 5pm Fridays only

Pilgrim: 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday

You can use the library outside staffed hours by using your hospital ID card.

Borrowing Books

12 Books can be borrowed at one time. There are two loan categories:

  • 28-day standard loan

  • 10-day short loan

    A Self-issue computer is available to borrow books when library unstaffed.

    To Self Issue, you will need to register on our Biometric identification system. Please ask staff for further details.


28-day loan items may be renewed three times and 10-day loan items once.

by phone: 01522 573952

or via the Online Library Catalogue

You will need your Reader Code and PINto renew online. This can be obtained from staff.


When the library is unstaffed books may be returned into the book box outside the library.

How to find books
How To Find Books

To look for books on a specific subject, refer to the Subject Index, which provides a list of subjects in A-Z order with their shelf numbers.

To find a book by Author or Title or Keyword, search the Online Library Catalogue.


Once registered you can access any of the 4 ULHT libraries - Lincoln, Pilgrim, Grantham or Louth

If an item you want is at another hospital library or is out on loan, reserve it using our Online Library Catalogue or ask library staff to place a reservation for you

We’ll contact you when it’s ready.

Journal & Book Requests

Can’t find a journal article or book in the library?

Ask us to find it for you!

Ask for a form at the counter, or visit the Journal Article Request service or Book Request service on the HeLLO website.

There is no charge for ULHT staff journal article or book requests, including requests for staff doing courses relevant to their work (CPD)

Literature searching find the latest health research literature
Literature SearchingFind the latest health research literature!

Search healthcare databases yourself.Training session can be booked online at:


Alternatively ask us to do it for you.

Find request forms online:


Athens registration
Athens Registration

To access eJournals and healthcare databases such as CINAHL or MEDLINE, you will need an NHS Athens username and password.

Self-register for an Athens username and password, wait for an activation e-mail.

Access healthcare databases at NHS Evidence. Search for eJournals using My Journals or the HeLLO website.

E journals

Full text articles available with an NHS Athens username and password.

Visit My Journals or the eJournals on the HeLLO website.

E-Toc alerts

Ask to be notified by e-mail when new issues of a journal are published. The contents page will be sent to you

Amazon co uk

Buy your health care text books through our Amazon scheme.

Simply click on our Amazon.co.uk link on the home page of our website www.hello.nhs.uk.

Every time you buy, the library receives commission which it can use to buy more books for the libraries.

Thank You

for viewing this display

Any questions please contact Library Staff

Grantham 01476 464321 library.grantham@ulh.nhs.uk

Lincoln 01522 573952 library.grantham@ulh.nhs.uk

Louth 01507 600100 ext. 1324 library.louth@ulh.nhs.uk

Pilgrim 01205 445272 library.pilgrim@ulh.nhs.uk