Further information on the Library
If you would like to join the library, you can do this via our registration form. Registration will be done within 24 hours (excluding weekends and Bank Holidays), but can be longer during peak times. After this time your library membership card can be collected from the library during staffed hours.
If you want to take out books immediately upon joing let a member of staff know and we'll try our best to help.
Only members of Keyll Darree Library who are employed by the DHSC are eligible for an Athens account so make sure you are registered for the library first. Click on the following link to register: Athens Registration. Requests will be processed within 24 hours.
Out of hours access
Keyll Darree Library is open 24/7 for those with a proximity card. This means that eligible users have access to the library to study and browse for resources outside staffed hours. Books can also be taking out using the self-circulation machine at the front desk. If you can't get to the library during staffed hours to return your books, there is a returns box in the coffee lounge by the canteen at Nobles Hospital.
Staffed hours are:
Monday to Thursday: 9am - 5pm and Friday 9am – 4pm.
Members of staff who work at Nobles automatically have out of hours access with their swipe card. Other out of hours access is provided on a case by case basis for those with a need to study. Applications for access can be made through the library.
Accessing emails and the Internet
The library has 3 Government PCs - two in our IT room, and one at the back of the library. Please note that you may need to search for Outlook in the search bar of the start menu and add it. A message will ask you to confirm your account details, follow the on screen instructions then Outlook will be launched.
Loans, reservations and renewals
You can borrow a maximum of 6 resources at one time. Most book and resource loans are available for four weeks, but high demand items such as essential course reading will be reduced to two week loans during the module period.
The most recent journal edition is reference only; older editions are one week loans.
You may, if you wish, borrow a laptop to use within the library during staffed hours. Please ask a member of staff should you wish to do this.
To reserve a book you can log on to our Library catalogue using your KD number and PIN. As soon as the book is returned to the library you will receive a message to advise you that it is now available and we will put it to one side ready for collection.
Loans can be renewed twice (12 weeks maximum loan), as long as isn’t reserved by another user.
To renew you can log on to our Library catalogue using your KD number and PIN. If it is already overdue it will have to be renewed by library staff – just give us a call on +44 1624 642993 or send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
New book suggestions
Printing and laminating
The library does not provide free paper. During staffed hours we sell paper for 5p per sheet. If you require colour printing this can be done during staffed hours – 10p per side of A4. Alternatively you can bring your own paper for black and white printing, free of charge.
If you wish to print something in colour on A3 paper, you may do at a charge of 20p per side/sheet.
We also have a laminator that can be used but we don't loan it out. We can laminate for you at a cost of 10p for A4 and 20p for A3.