Services and facilities

The Library offers services to staff and students of Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust. It provides access to the services and works in partnership with 20 NHS libraries across Birmingham, the Black Country and Solihull, collectively known as BASE.


  • Computers with Internet access (to access the Internet in the Learning Centre Library you need to have a network username and password. These can be obtained from the IT Helpdesk on telephone extension 2020)
  • A self issue machine which allows you to issue, renew and return items loaned from the library
  • A photocopier, scanning facilities, colour printing. More details on photocopying can be found here
  • Free WiFi available. Registration required. A visitors’ guide to the guest wireless network can be found here



  • Staffed hours Monday to Friday: 8.30am—5.00pm
  • 24 Hour access with a valid Trust ID Badge
  • Inter library loans of books and articles
  • Literature search service. More information on this service can be found here
  • Update Your Knowledge information skills training
  • Read Alert current awareness service including bulletins and journal table of contents alerts to update your knowledge.

Charges and Fines

Standard and two week loans20p Per item per dayMax fine £5
7 day loans50p Per item per dayMax fine £5
Special Item Loans£1 Per day per itemMax fine £10
Laptops and associated equipment£2 Per day per itemMax fine £50

Article Requests

Full text article supply – per article£2.00
British Library full text – per article£10.00

Inter Library Loans

British Library book£15.00
British Library book (renewal)£5.00

Photocopying and Printing

A4 (black and white)5p per sheet
A4 (colour)10p per sheet
A3 (black and white)10p per sheet
A3 (colour)20p per sheet

Lost or damaged books will result in a full replacement cost.

Fines of £5 or more will cause all borrowing rights to be suspended until the fines are paid, (External members will be suspended from borrowing if any fines are owing).

You Library membership card will be needed in order to borrow items.