Welcome to the School of Health Sciences Library at King's Lynn Welcome to the School of Health Sciences Library at King's Lynn

Welcome to the Library of the School of Health Sciences at King's Lynn. The Library is a fully integrated branch of the University of East Anglia Library, containing specialist material to support the areas of study and research in Health Sciences. This includes books, periodicals and databases.

Opening hours:

Monday - Friday 09.00-17.00


Membership and borrowing entitlements:

Staff and students of the University are entitled to borrow from the collection on production of their Campus Card.

Health Sciences students may borrow up to 10 items. Health Sciences staff may borrow up to 20 items. These limits include items borrowed from the Main University Library.

All Health Sciences students and staff are entitled to use the facilities of the Main University Library. All library cards issued at the King's Lynn Library are valid in these libraries. Library fines may be paid at either site.

Loan periods:

Ordinary loans

HSC students 2 weeks

HSC staff 3 return dates per year

Seven day loans

All borrowers 7 days

Students and staff from other UEA Schools will have the same loan periods as they have in the Main Library. You should return or renew items by the due date; Fines are levied for late returns. We do  send out overdue reminders, but the responsibility for returning items on time is entirely yours.


Books may be renewed in person or by telephone. Items reserved by another borrower cannot be renewed.

Telephone renewals: (01553) 613959 - only during staffed hours.


Items in the King's Lynn Library Catalogue which are on loan to another borrower may be reserved. Items which are not in stock at King's Lynn but which are available in another UEA Library may also be reserved; the item will be sent to King's Lynn for your use. However, it is not normally possible to reserve items from another Library if the King's Lynn Library has copies, even if these are on loan. Further information about reservations


Items which are returned or renewed after the due date are subject to overdue fines at the rate of 20p per day per item for ordinary loans and 40p per day per item for 7 day loans.

Items which are recalled are subject to a fine of 60p per day if they are not returned by the new due date stated on the recall notice.

Fines which are not paid after 4 weeks or which are above £10.00 will result in a withdrawal of borrowing privileges until the debt is cleared. Non-payment will result in an invoice being raised for the full amount of fines owing, plus a handling charge of £2.00. Prolonged failure to return library material will result in an invoice being raised for the full replacement cost of the material and for any fines due; such invoices will also carry a handling charge of £5.00 per item.

Interlending material: late returns will be fined at the rate of 40p per working day. Prolonged failure to return this material will result in an invoice for the full replacement cost from the lending institution.


Periodicals (or journals) cannot be borrowed, but, subject to copyright regulations articles may be photocopied on the self-service photocopier in the Trust Library next door (at a cost of 5p per A4 page or 10p per A3 page).


It may be possible to obtain items which are not available in the UEA Library system from another library. Please see library staff for further information.

Subject guide:

A subject guide is available to help users with finding health sciences resources.

Health Sciences Library, King's Lynn Health Sciences Library, King's Lynn

Enquiries and Renewals:

Telephone: 01553 613959
Email: a.castleton@uea.ac.uk
 Location: Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gayton Road, King's Lynn, England, PE30 4ET
   Web: Health Sciences Library King's Lynn

Health Sciences Academic Librarian Health Sciences Academic Librarian

Matthew Smith

Telephone: 01603 592412
Email: matthew.j.smith@uea.ac.uk
 Location: Library, Room 1.18 
   Web: Health Sciences Subject Guide