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Library and Knowledge Services

Library services are available to all HSE personnel and are easily accessible. The library website - www.hselibrary.ie - is developed and maintained by a team of librarians across the HSE.

Resources available include e-journals, e-books, databases, clinical practice guidelines, patient handouts, and much more.

Subject areas include medicine and surgery, nursing and midwifery, mental health, allied health and social care, health service administration and management.

Resources may be accessed 24/7 via any Internet-enabled computer.


The National Health Library and Knowledge Service (NHLKS) librarians have collated a selection of key evidence sources on the Coronavirus Covid-19 including point of care tool summaries, articles collections and evidence summaries.

Visit the Coronavirus Covid-19 articles collections and evidence summaries

In order to support the national response to coronavirus covid19, all HSE Libraries will close effective immediately until further notice

National Health Library and Knowledge Strategy

Click here for more on the National Health Library and Knowledge Service Strategy

Healthy Ireland at your library

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A programme of free health events and activities are also taking place in HSE libraries nationwide.

Register to use the Library

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To register for a personal username and password, go to www.hselibrary.ie and click on the "Set Up My Athens Account" link on the homepage of your local library service. You'll need your HSE personnel number and an email address to complete the online registration.

Contact Us

Visit the hselibrary.ie site for information on the library in your area.

Dublin, Kildare, Wicklow Tel: 01 6352558
Laois, Longford, Offaly, Westmeath Tel: 057 9358393
Clare, Limerick, North Tipperary Tel: 061 482414
Cavan, Louth, Meath, Monaghan Tel: 041 9843696
Donegal, Leitrim, Sligo Tel: 074 9123729 / 071 9174604
Carlow, Kilkenny, South Tipperary, Waterford, Wexford Tel: 056 7784174
Cork, Kerry Tel: 066 7162169
Galway, Mayo, Roscommon Tel: 091 775327