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Mon-Fri:  9 - 6


Head Librarian: Mike Kendall
Assistant Librarian: Lorna Finnigan


The John Squire Library is a multidisciplinary health care library providing information services to the following groups:

  • London North West Healthcare NHS Trust staff
  • Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust staff
  • Ealing Hospital NHS Trust staff, incorporating the community services staff of Brent, Ealing and Harrow
  • General practitioners, practice staff and Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) staff in NHS Harrow CCG
  • General practitioners, practice staff and Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) staff in NHS Brent CCG
  • General practitioners, practice staff and Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) staff in NHS Ealing CCG
  • Public Health organisations and other commissioning organisations based within Brent, Ealing and Harrow
  • Northwick Park Institute for Medical Research (NPIMR) staff
  • Imperial College School of Medicine groups based onsite
  • Staff from other organisations based onsite
  • Various categories of students based onsite
  • St. Luke's Hospice staff
  • Social workers based in Harrow, Brent, Hillingdon, Ealing, Westminster and Barnet

We also admit bona-fide users as visitors for reference purposes. They should note that some of the services described are only available to the above groups (registered members). The library can accommodate up to 94 readers on two floors.


The library holds an extensive book and journal collection covering the biomedical sciences, clinical medicine, nursing and related subjects. There are subsidiary collections of general reference material and electronic books. A large proportion of the stock is available for loan to library members.


A wide range of services is provided. The NHS Evidence service provides access to databases, including MEDLINE, CINAHL (nursing and allied health), the British Nursing Index (BNI) and over 1000 full-text journals over the Internet for NHS staff. Full training can be given in conducting effective literature searches. Access to the Internet is offered as are word processing and spreadsheet facilities. Document delivery services include the provision of internal and interlibrary loans, and the photocopying of copyright material (subject to certain legal restrictions).

The library contributes to the production of the North Thames Current Awareness Bulletin for Nurses, Midwives and PAMs, copies of which can be obtained from the library, or sent on a monthly basis on request.

Patients' Libraryup

The Patients' Library provides recreational library services to the in-patients of Northwick Park& St. Mark's Hospitals. There are visits to the wards by volunteer librarians, and a well-furnished library room which may be used both by hospital staff and by ambulant patients. The Patients' Library room (4U002) is situated within the John Squire Library.


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