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We provide resources and library services to all NHS staff employed by East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Trust, undergraduate and medical students on placement and also staff employed by Suffolk Community Healthcare. We have a strong commitment to providing a high quality service for all of our users.

We are based at both Colchester Hospital and Ipswich Hospital. 

View our library welcome video here.

Colchester Hospital Library  Ipswich Hospital Library
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How to find us

Colchester Hospital Library:  

We are located in the PGMC, Villa 8. Click here for a map of the hospital.

Colchester Hospital Library, PGMC Villa 8, Colchester Hospital, Turner Road, Colchester, Essex, CO4 5JL


Ipswich Hospital Library:

We are located in the Education Centre at Ipswich Hospital. Click here for a map of the hospital.

Library and Learning Resources, Education Centre, Ipswich Hospital, Heath Road, Ipswich, Suffolk IP4 5PD

Opening Times

Both Colchester and Ipswich hospital libraries can be accessed 24/7 by all ESNEFT staff.

The libraries are staffed Monday-Friday 09:00 - 17:00.

When the library is unstaffed books can be borrowed and returned via the self service machine. Books can also be returned to the book drop box outside of Ipswich library and outside of Villa 8 for Colchester library.


Deborah Lepley - Library Lead

Janet Bayliss - Assistant Librarian (Ipswich)

Hayley Clark - Assistant Librarian (Colchester)

Kathy Moll - Library Assistant (Ipswich)

Tom Saye - Library Assistant Apprentice (Colchester)

Contact Us

Colchester Hospital Library:

Phone: 01206 742146



Ipswich Hospital Library:

Phone01473 702544 (Ext 1544)



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