Facilitating evidence-based decision making
You may borrow up to 12 items for 4 weeks. Most book loans are automatically renewed 5 times, unless reserved. Other items are renewable by phone, email or online.
Fiction and wellbeing
There is a collection of fiction books available for you to borrow. We welcome donations of recently published fiction.
A Kindle is also available to borrow, pre-loaded with fiction e-books.
We also have a Wellbeing collection, which includes all the 'Books on Prescription', other health stories and self-help books.
KnowledgeShare is our targeted current awareness service. We’ll let you know when we find high-impact publications in your area, including guidelines, policy and high-level research evidence.
Various email alerts, bulletins and updates are available to help you keep up-to-date in your subject area.
More information is available on the 'Keep up to date' page.
PCs are available for trust staff to drop-in and use 24/7. All have Microsoft Office, internet and ESR / e-learning. Printing, photocopying and scanning are available.
Individual and group study areas are available in the Library. Study spaces have power sockets and/or PCs. Individual pods are available for Teams calls.
The library runs a number of different courses, which can be arranged for 1:1 or small group sessions. We can provide training in the library or come to your place of work. Contact the library for more information or to book a session. Current courses include:
More information on each course is available on the Training page, and additional online information / videos are available on the Guides and Leaflets page.
We can also attend team meetings or training events to demonstrate resources, from a quick 5 minute demo to more advanced training.
The Library & Knowledge Service works to the following standards to deliver a high quality, responsive service to all its users.
The library aims to fulfill the following service requests within the time frame detailed below:
Inter-library loans: 5 working days
Evidence searches: by user deadline
Enquiries: 3 working days
Stock processing: 10 working days
Please contact Alison Thornley the Library Services Manager if our service falls short of your expectations.
How to find us
We are located in the LE&D Hub on the 1st floor of New Alderley House, on the Macclesfield District General Hospital site. Directions and maps can be found by clicking the map below. Parking information is available on the East Cheshire NHS Trust website.