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Cumbria & Lancashire Health Libraries P2P (Passport to Partnership) scheme- what is it?

This gives NHS staff and students access to other NHS Health Libraries in Cumbria and Lancashire (these include University Hospital of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust, Lancashire Care Trust, Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre NHS Foundation Trust, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust) and to the Libraries of University of Cumbria and Lancaster University.

What does it mean for you?

Staff and students registered with their 'home library' will be entitled to use the scheme which is valid until 31 August of the year joined.  All you need to do is present your NHS library membership card, to the 'partner' library. Once registered the following resources will be available:

  • 3 book loans (in most instances, although restrictions may apply to stock which is heavily in demand).
  • Computer access (restrictions may apply depending on institutional licence).
  • Photocopying (charges apply)
    For further information about the P2P scheme and the wider North West scheme

Newcastle University Libraries

All NHS employees in this region can access the 3 libraries of the University.  Further details are available from the Library or visit Newcastle University Library Service website.

Cumbria NHS & Public Libraries Partnership P2P scheme- what is it?

Cumbria NHS libraries are working with Cumbria Public Libraries to make it easier for staff working in the NHS and Social Care to access current health-related information, offering:

  • Access to PCs, WIFI and online resources
  • Learning facilities and space to study
  • Help to find the information you need

Public libraries already provide NHS staff and members of the public with:

  • 2 hours free access to PCs and the Internet
  • Free public WIFI

You may need to check availability at small branch libraries.

For more details see the  Passport to Partnership Information & Procedures Manual|.