information when and where you need it
Frank Curtis Library, Hellesdon Hospital, Drayton High Road, Norwich NR6 5BE
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
01603 421236

about us

We provide multidisciplinary library and information services to staff and students working for the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust and Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust.

our aim

Our aim is to support staff and students with:

  • Clinical decision making
  • Commissioning decisions & policy making
  • Life-long learning
  • Research

Many of our library services are available for staff to use remotely such as online access to journals, book borrowing and document supply.

out of hours access

There is 24 hour access to the library at Hellesdon Hospital for NSFT staff using their ID badge. NCH&C staff can gain out of hours access via the hospital main reception using their ID badge for identification. Please note NCH&C staff need an IT account before they can access the computers. Please contact the library to arrange this.


all the latest news


We are aiming to minimise disruption to library services during COVID-19, please check the website or our Twitter feed for updates. For all enquiries please email and one of our team will respond to you.

  • Access to online resources including journals and ebooks is unaffected. An OpenAthens account is required for access, if you need to register or reset your password you can do so here
  • Our literature search service is available as normal
  • Document supply service: Access to some collections, e.g. the British Library, is restricted; please email requests for journal articles to and we’ll do our best to fulfil them
  • Literature searching skills training is available via Microsoft Teams, please email us if you’d like to arrange a session
  • Access to hard copy books is restricted until further notice, only in exceptional circumstances can hard copy books be posted to your work / home address. Please email us if you require a particular book and we will check to see if it can be made available to you in ebook format
  • All books currently on loan are being automatically renewed on a rolling basis and will not need to be returned until the situation improves
  • Study areas / computers in the library are unavailable until further notice
  • Rob Kelly
    Library Manager
    June 2020

    a new way to browse and read journals online

    BrowZine is an online tool which enables you to browse, read and monitor all the journals available through the library in one place. As well as making it easy to see what journals you can access, BrowZine provides a seamless link through to the full text article.

    With the mobile version, you can save articles to your smartphone or tablet and read them offline later. You can also use it to create a personal bookshelf of favourite journals, and be notified when the latest issues become available. Access is given through your OpenAthens login. If you don’t yet have an account, sign up today.

    BrowZine can be used on your computer or you can download the app to your smartphone or tablet.

    If you would like more information contact


    welcome to our new website!

    We know that many of our users can’t travel to the library so it’s crucial that we can bring the library to you and enable you to connect with the information and resources you need as quickly and easily as possible.  Our new site has been designed so you can access our online resources, including ejournals and ebooks, directly. We also have an extensive book collection, with the widest range of mental health titles in the region which you can browse anytime of the day.

    We hope you like what we’ve done; it’s all here to support you with your studies, professional development and practice so please take a look around and let us know what you think at