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North Cumbria Library and Knowledge Services|
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Our service provides Library information and support to all health care staff and students within North Cumbria. To register to use the Library Services, please choose one of the following options:

  • Come to either of the Libraries in person and fill in one of our registration forms (Find us gives directions to our site Libraries)
  • Complete the registration form and we will send your library card and induction pack.
  • Print off service leaflet for more information about the Libraries in Cumberland Infirmary and West Cumberland Hospital.
  • We also have Learning Spaces at Carleton Clinic and Voreda, Penrith - see our leaflet for more details.

Once you have registered you can use either of our Libraries and our Learning Spaces.

Out of Hours access.
Out of hours access may be granted to eligible library members at the discretion of library staff. This allows access to library collections and facilities outside normal opening hours. To apply, please print and complete this form|, which needs to be countersigned by your supervisor or manager, and take to the appropriate library, (ID required).
Please note: a different security system means that a £10 refundable deposit is required for access at WCH.

If you work in South Cumbria area contact Library and Knowledge Services on Barrow 01229 404447, or Lancaster 01524 516021 or, visit the intranet site| and website