Our remit

There are 2 libraries in Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust – Barberry and Uffculme

To join the library, visit: https://base-library.nhs.uk/ and complete the online registration form or download a print copy to return to your nearest BASE library.

The libraries offer a wide range of services to all staff and students on placement at the Trust (see access policy). The libraries are open and staffed Monday to Friday, 0900 – 1700hrs.   In addition, the library at The Barberry is available for 24hr reference service on production of your Trust ID badge at reception.

Library Services include:

  • a full enquiry service
  • a literature search service
  • evidence and knowledge skills training
  • inter-library loan and document supply facilities
  • a postal loan service if you are unable to get to the library
  • IT access including a photocopier with integrated scanner and printer
  • access to over 2,000 e-journals and over 800 e-books*
  • a film and fiction collection with a mental health theme plus mood boosting books and quick reads
  • study space

*username and password required.

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