Library Services

Welcome to Greater Manchester Mental Health Library and Knowledge Services.

Our aim is to help all staff, learners and service users make best use of our services and enable them to find the right knowledge and evidence to achieve excellent healthcare and health improvement.

Library and Knowledge Services include:

  • Search our library catalogue for books, reports, journals and multimedia resources  
  • Enquiry service
  • Literature Searching services
  • Training on literature searching via MS Teams tailored to your needs
  • Tailored Bulletins on recent evidence
  • Access to electronic resources including e-books and journals
  • Access to books from other libraries
  • Study Space and Access to PCs
  • Searching the evidence base using the NHS Knowledge and Library Hub 
  • WI-FI access for personal devices
  • Library inductions delivered online


Library and Knowledge Service Quality Standards

GMMH Library and Knowledge Services work to continuously uphold the following quality standards:

Enquiries: Respond to all enquiries within 1 working day.

Literature Searches: All searches delivered within a maximum of 15 working days.

Inter-library Loans and Document Supply: Items requested through our document supply service will be delivered within 2 weeks.

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Request a literature search

Request a literature search

You can request a literature search by filling in the request form below. Return this to  

One of our specialist librarians will conduct the search on your behalf and will provide you with a summary and report on articles matching your search question.

Literature Search Request Form 

If you would like to carry out a search yourself, we can provide training. Visit our Training and Outreach Librarian pages to find out more.

Order an article

Order an article

If we do not have a book or journal that you require, we can usually obtain it from another library for you.

We are part of a number of library networks that allow us to request items for our users.

If you would like to request a book or journal article, please complete the request form below and return it to

Book and Article Request form March 2021.docx

When you are searching the NHS Knowledge and Library Hub  you will see that some references have a link below them saying 'Request this item'. If you click on it, you can then put your personal details in the form that appears, and send an e-mail request to the Library Service for that reference.

Book a training session

Book a training session

To request an information skills training session for you or your team, contact the library team on

Download our Library and Knowledge Service Leaflet

Download the Library and Knowledge Service leaflet:

GMMH Library and Knowledge Service leaflet.


As a patient

As a service user, relative or carer using our services, sometimes you may need to turn to someone for help, advice, and support. 

Find resources for carers and service users  Contact the Trust