Training videos

Introduction to our Library catalogue.  Please select the books you need from the catalogue and email your requests to your respective Librarian: in SVUH/SVPH - and in SMH -  Videos (small, but beautifully formed) on using the catalogue can be found here:

(published on 28/05/2020)

COVID-19 research updates

02/04/2020: A collection of Evidence Summaries and Rapid Reviews created by Irish healthcare Librarians (including SVUH) to answer specific queries by healthcare workers relating to COVID-19 is available here:  If you would like to submit a request for an evidence summary or rapid review, please use the following form:


Many organisations and journal publishers are providing free access to COVID-19 material. This page provides links to some of those resources.  

Search Engines

·         LitCovid

·         PubMed

·         Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine (Oxford) COVID-19 Evidence Service

·         TRIP Database

Publishers' Sites

·         BMJ Best Practice Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

·         Cambridge Coronavirus Free Access Collection

·         Cochrane Library

·         Dynamed COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)

·         Elsevier Novel Coronavirus Information Center

·         Lancet COVID-19 Resource Centre

·         New England Journal of Medicine Coronavirus (Covid-19)

·         Oxford Academic

·         UpToDate

·         Wiley - Covid-19: Novel Coronavirus Content Free to Access

(Compiled by Angela Rice, Mater Hospital)
(published on 19/03/2020)

Dealing with stress

As well as the Library Wellness collection of books (help yourself from the SVHG Libraries) Public library health and wellbeing resources are also available online.

To access these you will need to have an account with one of the library services around the country.  You can set up a temporary account at

To use your phone or tablet download BorrowBox on Google Play or the AppStore.

A selection of health and wellbeing eBooks, Audiobooks and eMagazines are available to download.


From your desktop:

You can access these collections via the eLibrary section.

1. Choose which resource you want and then select your library service from the map.

2. You can browse or search using relevant terms such as stress, worry, mindfulness.

3. Click “borrow” your selected title.

4. Enter your library card number and PIN and confirm the loan.


From your phone or tablet:


1. Open Borrowbox app

2. Sign in with your library card number and PIN

3. You can browse, select by category (“Healthy Ireland”) or search using relevant terms such

as stress, worry, mindfulness.

4. Click “borrow” your selected title.

Springer publishers have also amended our collection - see

Best wishes from Niamh, Gerry and Anne

(published on 23/03/2020)

BMJ Best Practice

The HSE Health Library & Knowledge Service has taken out a national subscription (similar to the Cochrane Library) for the Point-of-Care tool BMJ Best Practice.


You can access it from anywhere in Ireland at: 


There is also a free app for your mobile device.



"BMJ Best Practice" regularly updates topics through evidence searches which are then reviewed by experts on each specialty.  It is UK/Europe-focused and has numerous features including calculators, patient information sheets, procedural videos etc.  It has teamed up with Cochrane to develop "Cochrane Clinical Answers" and their EBM toolkit is also well worth a browse for anyone writing or thinking of writing a paper. 




(published on 20/02/2020)

"Slow Info Update" Autumn 2019

The latest "Slow Information Update" for Autumn 2019 is now available here:

Please let us know if you have comments or if you would like to see a specific topic addressed in a future issue.

(published on 16/10/2019)

Slow Information bulletin, Winter 2019

Some reading material for Christmas - the Winter 2019 edition of "Slow Information Bulletin."

Best wishes to all 

(published on 17/12/2019)

"Slow Information Update" Summer 2019

The latest "Slow information Update" is now available to view or download at: 

Enjoy, and let us know your comments.

(published on 22/07/2019)
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Welcome to St Vincent’s Healthcare Group Library website

We provide library and information services to the staff of St. Vincent’s Healthcare Group, as well as to students from University College Dublin on placement in any of the Group’s hospitals. There are two library sites – one based in St. Vincent’s University Hospital, and one located in St. Michael’s Hospital. We support the information needs and therefore the clinical practice, professional education and research activities, of all staff of St. Vincent's Healthcare Group.

Use this website to:

  • Search our catalogue of books - renew, reserve etc.
  • Access our electronic resources (e-journals and databases) from within the Hospitals and remotely.
  • Download forms - borrower registration, OpenAthens registration, article request.
  • View our opening hours, our publications, and much more.
  • Find out about upcoming library training, presentations and events.


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SMH Library 01 663 9850

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Hours of service
SMH Library hours of service
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