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


COVID-19 – restoring services
We are restoring some of the services that were suspended to protect staff and users of the library. In order to maintain safety we have introduced a range of measures including:

• Providing a one-way system.
• Providing hand sanitiser and wipes.
• Quarantining returned library books for 72 hours.
• Reducing the number of computers & study space available.

The book room is not accessible for browsing, please request books via the library catalogue or contact us with your requirements. Books can be sent to your work base via internal mail or collected from the library during office hours (Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm). Any books currently on loan can be returned to us via internal mail; if visiting the library in person please use the ‘Book Return Box’ in the corridor.

If you are working from home and need to borrow books please contact us first to discuss postal arrangements, in some circumstances we may be able to provide ebooks as an alternative.
All other library services are operating as usual.

Rob Kelly
Library Manager
September 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