Service Changes

Changes to the Library and Knowledge Services

We have made some changes to our services due to the COVID-19 pandemic introducing a range of measures to protect you, other library users and our staff.

We continue to provide support for literature searches, current awareness and general enquiries. We can also provide library inductions and training virtually over MS teams, please see below for our contact details to book a session.

We ask that you respect the new ways of working and if you have any queries, please contact Library@gmmh.nhs.uk

The Curve Library, Prestwich 

  • Opening hours Monday to Friday 08.30-16.30
  • Maximum of 4 visitors in the library at any one time. 
  • There are 4 PCs available for staff use, plus 1 PC for service users and guests
  • A book return box has been placed outside of the library space  
  • Facemasks are now a matter of choice for all fully vaccinated staff, although we encourage all visitors to continue to wear one when in the library. 

To arrange visits or training, and for any other library enquiries please contact us by using the details below: 

Phone: 0161 358 1772 

E-mail: library@gmmh.nhs.uk   

The Knowledge Service, Fallowfield

  • Opening hours Monday to Friday 10.00-15:00
  • There is 1 PC for staff use
  • Visitors are encouraged to maintain 1m+ distance from each other
  • Facemasks are now a matter of choice for all fully vaccinated staff, although we encourage all visitors to continue to wear one when in the library. 

To arrange visits or training, and for any other library enquiries please contact us by using the details below: 

Phone: 0161 271 0505 (ext. 3)

E-mail: library@gmmh.nhs.uk

Due to building works, car parking is temporarily reduced.

Library and Knowledge Service Safety Charter

The Library and Knowledge Service COVID-19 Safety Charter gives information of how we are working to keep library users safe and our expectations of those visiting the library.

Click and Collect Service

You can reserve books, health promotion resources and leaflets to collect from both library sites. Arrangements are as follows:

At the Curve Library, contact the library in advance to reserve an item for collection. Timed appointments are not required.  

At Fallowfield, appointments are available 10:00 - 15:00, Monday to Friday.

To make a reservation, please contact us at library@gmmh.nhs.uk and include the details of the items you would like to borrow and a few preferred dates and times when you are able to collect them.

You can also make reservations over the phone by calling 0161 358 1772 (The Curve) or 0161 271 0505 ext. 3 (Fallowfield site).

 

To reserve books:

  • If you know which book you would like, please include the title and author when you email or call to reserve.
  • If you don’t have a specific book in mind, you can send us a topic and we can send you a list of relevant books for you to choose from.
  • You can also search for books using our Heritage catalogue if you are on the Prestwich site.
  • Please note that currently the  Heritage catalogue is NOT an interactive site, and you will be unable to reserve or request books directly. Please contact the GMMH LKS service for ANY items you want to request or borrow.

 

To reserve health promotion resources:

  • If you know which resources you would like, please include the title or a description of the resource when you email or call to reserve.
  • If you don’t have a specific resource in mind, you can send us a topic and tell us the audience you will be using it with, and we can send you a list of relevant resources for you to choose from.

 

To reserve leaflets:

  • Please contact us at library@gmmh.nhs.uk for a list of the leaflets we have available and a leaflet order form.

 

To collect:

  • We aim to turn around requests in 24 hours or less, but at busy periods this may take longer (e.g. if the book is being sent from another library).
  • When collecting items from the Fallowfield site, please press the buzzer for the intercom and a member of library staff will answer and bring your items out to you.
  • If you find you are no longer able to attend the appointment at the time arranged, please let us know and we can rearrange it for you. If you miss the appointment and don’t contact us, the items you reserved will be returned to the shelves after 2 days.

Booking a PC

The Curve Library, Prestwich

4 of the PCs in the library are available for staff and guest users. Appointments to use the computers are not required, but reservations can be made in advance by contacting the library on library@gmmh.nhs.uk or 0161 358 1772. Appointments are available 08.30-16:30 Monday to Friday. 

The Knowledge Service, Fallowfield

Due to current work on the building, we are unable to offer PC access at our Fallowfield site. This will be reviewed once the work is completed.

Booking Virtual Training and Inductions

The Library and Knowledge Service offers virtual training sessions on literature searching, accessing our e-resources and using your Athens account over MS Teams.  We can also provide virtual library inductions to groups and individuals.  

Library staff are available to run virtual training and induction sessions Monday-Friday between 08:30-16:30.

To book a one-to-one or group session, please email Library@gmmh.nhs.uk and provide a few preferred dates and times for the training/induction to take place. Once your session has been booked you will receive confirmation and an MS Teams invitation which will contain a link to the session and joining instructions.

Please note, you need to register for a free OpenAthens account before attending the training. You can register for an OpenAthens account here: https://openathens.nice.org.uk/