Locations

There are 21 NHS libraries located across Birmingham, Solihull and the Black Country that are part of the BASE library consortium. You can place a reservation on items from 15 of these BASE library sites for collection from your own organisation. We regret that due to coronavirus we can only welcome you at your own organisation’s libraries, including external visitors. Please check the visiting details below before travelling. Please contact your ‘home’ BASE library with membership, loans and stock enquiries. For general enquiries about the BASE consortium or website feedback please email baselibrary.consortium@nhs.net

Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust

Barberry LibraryThe Barberry
25 Vincent Drive
Edgbaston
Birmingham B15 2FG
Ph: 0121 301 2059bsmhft.barberrylibrarysm@nhs.net
The library team are available Monday, Wednesday and Friday and off site on Tuesday and Thursday 9 am – 5 pm. You may reserve items from other BASE libraries.

Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

Birmingham Children’s HospitalSteelhouse Lane
Birmingham B4 6NH
Ph: 0121 333 8644bwc.library@nhs.net
Staffed hours are Monday to Friday 9 am – 5 pm. The library is open 24 hours a day, every day of the year with a Trust ID card (unless otherwise notified).  If you are a member of this library you can reserve items from most BASE libraries and collect from this organisation.
Birmingham Women’s HospitalLibrary and Knowledge Service
Mindelsohn Way
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TG
Ph: 0121 335 8233bwc.library@nhs.net
Staffed hours are Monday to Friday 9 am – 5 pm. The library is open 24 hours a day, every day of the year with a Trust ID card (unless otherwise notified).  If you are a member of this library you can reserve items from most BASE libraries and collect from this organisation.

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Tariq Saraf Library

Bushey Fields Hospital
Henry Lautch Centre
Dudley DY1 2LZ
Ph: 01384 325 099

bchft.tariqsaraf.library@nhs.net

Staffed hours are Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm.

The library is open 24 hours a day with a valid Trust ID Badge.

Please note – this library is unable to accept external visitors in person. If you are a member of this library you can reserve items from most BASE libraries and collect here.

Dorothy Pattison Hospital Library

Alumwell Close
Walsall WS2 9XH
Ph: 01922 607 040

bchft.dorothypattison.library@nhs.net

Staffed hours are Monday – Thursday 8 am – 3.30 p.m, Friday 8 am – 12 pm. 

The library is open 24 hours a day with a valid Trust ID Badge.

Please note – this library is unable to accept external visitors in person. If you are a member of this library you can reserve items from most BASE libraries and collect here.

The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust

Russells Hall HospitalLibrary Services
First Floor
South Block
Dudley
DY1 2HQdgft.library.services@nhs.net
Staffed hours are Monday to Friday 8.30 am – 4.30 pm. The library is open 24 hours a day with a valid Trust ID Badge.  If you are a member of this library you can reserve items from most BASE libraries and collect here.

Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust

City Hospital Bevan Library, Postgraduate Education Centre
Dudley Road
Birmingham B18 7QH
Ph: 0121 507 4491swbh.library@nhs.net
24 hour access available for staff/students with ID cards. Please note – this library is unable to accept external visitors in person. If you are a member of this library you can reserve items from most BASE libraries and collect from this organisation.
Sandwell General HospitalLyndon
West Bromwich B71 4HJ
Ph: 0121 507 3587swbh.library@nhs.net
Staffed hours are Monday to Friday 8.30 am – 4.30 pm. All BASE members can visit in person during staffed hours. Sandwell Hospital Library is the main point of access for staff and books. If you are a member of this library you can reserve items from most BASE libraries and collect from this organisation.

The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Royal Orthopaedic HospitalKnowledge Hub
Royal Orthopaedic Hospital
Bristol Road South
Northfield
Birmingham
B31 2AProh.library@nhs.net 
Members and external visitors are welcome to visit in person during staffed hours. Staffed Hours 9:30 – 16:00.  If you are a member of this library you can reserve items from most BASE libraries and collect here.

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

Bell Library, New Cross Hospital Wolverhampton Medical Institute
Wolverhampton
WV10 0QP
Ph: 01902 695 322rwh-tr.BellLibrary@nhs.net
Unable to accept external visitors in person without a prior appointment. If you are a member of this library you can reserve items from most BASE libraries and collect from this organisation.
Cannock Chase Hospital Library, Conference Centre
Level 3
Brunswick Road
Cannock
WS11 5XY
Ph: 01902 695 322rwh-tr.BellLibrary@nhs.net
Please note – this library is unable to accept external visitors in person. If you are a member of this library you can reserve items from most BASE libraries and collect from this organisation.

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Birmingham Heartlands HospitalBordesley Green East
Birmingham B9 5SS
Ph: 0121 424 2583heartlands.library@uhb.nhs.uk 
Staffed hours are Monday to Friday 9 am—5 pm. The library is open 24 hours a day with a valid Trust ID Badge.  If you are a member of this library you can reserve items from most BASE libraries and collect from this organisation.   All BASE members can visit in person during staffed hours.
Good Hope HospitalRectory Road
Sutton Coldfield B75 7RR
Ph: 0121 424 7833goodhope.library@uhb.nhs.uk
Staffed hours are Monday to Friday 9 am—5 pm. The library is open 24 hours a day with a valid Trust ID Badge.  If you are a member of this library you can reserve items from most BASE libraries and collect from this organisation.   All BASE members can visit in person during staffed hours.
Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham LibraryEducation Centre
Birmingham
Mindelsohn Way
Birmingham B15 2WB
Ph: 0121 371 2485QELibrary@uhb.nhs.uk
Staffed hours are Monday-Friday 9am – 5pm (excluding bank holidays). The library is open 24 hours a day 7 days per week with a Swipe Badge. If you are a member of this library you can reserve items from most BASE libraries and collect from this organisation.    Please note – this library is unable to accept external visitors in person.
Solihull Hospital LibraryLode Lane
Solihull B91 2JL
Ph: 0121 424 5196solihull.library@uhb.nhs.uk
Staffed hours are Monday-Friday 9am – 5pm (excluding bank holidays). The library is open 24 hours a day 7 days per week with a Swipe Badge.  If you are a member of this library you can reserve items from most BASE libraries and collect from this organisation.   Please note – this library is unable to accept external visitors in person.

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust

Manor Hospital (MAN), WalsallManor Learning and Conference Centre Library
Moat Road
Walsall WS2 9PS
Ph: 01922 656 628library.service@walsallhealthcare.nhs.uk
Staffed hours are Monday to Friday 8.30 am — 5 pm. The library is open 24 hours a day with a valid Trust ID Badge. If you are a member of this library you can reserve items from most BASE libraries and collect here.  Please note – this library is unable to accept external visitors in person.

Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust

Uffculme LibraryLibrary
Upper Conservatory
Uffculme Centre
52 Queensbridge Road
Moseley
Birmingham B13 8QY
Ph: 0121 301 0024

bsmhft.uffculmelibrary@nhs.net

Uffculme Library remains closed to staff and visitors. Items can be returned to Uffculme Library packed securely by internal post.
Although there will be a delay, the team is still able to satisfy book requests placed on hold/reservation – you can contact the team by email or telephone. Please keep an eye on the library website www.library.bsmhft.nhs.uk for service updates

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust

Smallwood LibraryMoseley Hall Hospital
Alcester Road
Birmingham B13 8JL
Ph: 0121 466 6282

smallwood.library@nhs.net

The Smallwood Library team will be operating a virtual service and unfortunately will not be available to offer a counter service until Monday 12th October. We are currently unable to offer reservations on items from other libraries. Please email all general library enquiries regarding article supply etc to the smallwood library email address. 

Knowledge Services – Dudley Public Health

Knowledge Services – Dudley Public HealthDudley Public Library
Floor 2, Dudley Library
St James Road
Dudley DY1 1HR
Ph: 01384 816 173knowledgeservices@dudley.gov.uk
The Knowledge Services at Dudley Public Health library team are available remotely and can be contacted by email or phone. The office is closed to visitors and we are unable to offer reservations on items from other libraries.
The Library – Sandwell Public HealthSandwell Council
Jack Judge House
Halesowen Street
PO Box 15888
Oldbury B69 9EN
Ph: 01384 816 173knowledgeservices@dudley.gov.uk
The library at Sandwell Public Health team are available remotely and can be contacted by email or phone. The office is closed to visitors and we are currently unable to offer reservations on items from other libraries.

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

Oak Library, Penn HospitalBeeches Education Centre
Penn Road
Wolverhampton WV4 5HN
Ph: 01902 695 322rwh-tr.BellLibrary@nhs.net
Please note – this library is unable to accept external visitors in person.  Reservations on items from other BASE libraries are currently unavailable.