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Community Staff

As a member of staff based in the community you are entitled to access the resources at ESNEFT libraries. Can't get to the library? Most of our services can be accessed remotely online.  See below for more information.

We are based at both Colchester Hospital and Ipswich Hospital. Click here to view our introductory video for community based staff.

Colchester Hospital

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

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.


To see the full range of resources available to you and to set up an OpenAthens account please click here.

Evidence Searches

Both Colchester and Ipswich Libraries can undertake evidence searches for you. Click here for further information and to request a search.


Both Colchester and Ipswich libraries offer a range of training courses available virtually via Microsoft Teams. Click here for more information.

Contact us

Colchester Hospital Library:

Phone: 01206 742146



Ipswich Hospital Library:

Phone01473 702544 (Ext 1544)



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