Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn

Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn

Contact Details

Library/Knowledge Services
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Trust
Gayton Road
King's Lynn
PE30 4ET

Tel: 01553 613269
Email: library.services@qehkl.nhs.uk

Opening hours

Monday-Friday 9.00am- 5.00pm

Information on accessing the library for reference and PC use outside of opening hours is provided when registering with the library. Loaning, photocopying and printing facilities are available during out of hours.


The Library is situated in the Education corridor on the ground floor of the main hospital. Turn left after the CT scanning suite.

Who can join

All staff employed by the Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust.
Students on placement with the above organisation.

Library Staff

Leanne Kendrick Library &Knowledge Services Manager

Gail Samuel Library Administrator

Library facilities

A maximum of 8 books may be borrowed at any one time with a 28 day loan period. Please take items you wish to borrow to a member of staff, together with your library card or use the self issue PC (by the door).
Books may be renewed using the ELMS catalogue or by email, telephone or in person, with the exception of books reserved by another user. Titles designated “for reference use only” may not be borrowed. Read the KL Privacy Policy here.
Books can be returned via the self issue machine, to a member of staff or use the red book bin outside the Lecture Theatre.
Journals cannot be borrowed and must not be removed from the library.  

Document supply

Books and journals not available in the library can be sourced elsewhere.  Please see a member of library staff for further information.

Photocopying & printing &scanning

Photocopying is available and a printer PIN is required to print and scan.  

I.T. facilities

There are 12 public terminals available for Trust staff to use for gaining access to the Internet.
All terminals are installed with Microsoft Office applications.Users of these machines are reminded that it is necessary to comply with the Trust’s Internet policy. Please see IT terms and conditions issued upon registering with the library. 


Training in literature searching and critical apprasial is available. Please contact the Library for further information

How to find items in the library

Our books are classified using the NLM classification scheme as follows: 
Pre-clinical Sciences QS – QZ
Medical Profession W
Public Health  WA
Practice of Medicine WB
Specialities  WC – WW
Hospital Services WX
Nursing   WY 

Local and Community Health Information Resources

Your local library is a great resource for health-related information, just ask at the Enquiry desk or search the Norfolk County Libraries catalogue online 

Check out the Norfolk Library and Information Service Healthy Libraries catalogue. Search the catalogue for books to help your health and wellbeing. Take a look in the Healthy Living Links section, where you will find links to topical health and wellbeing websites.

Look out for local events and workshops from Norfolk Libraries via Twitter @NorfolkLibs

Library Services for Volunteers

The Library offers a variety of services to help volunteers in their role or simply to provide a place of rest, relaxation and reflection in a busy day.


Quick links to resources