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Guide to Library Services at Naas General Hospital: Home

This is a short guide on how to make the most of accessing both print and electronic services from the Naas General Hospital Library

Opening Hours

Access to the computers and study area of the library is available 24/7. When the librarian is unavailable, a set of barriers will be pulled across to protect the book collection. This ensures continuous access to all colleagues to the PCs and study area.

Library Barriers, Naas General Hospital Library


Librarian or Senior Library Assistant usually available at the following times:

Monday - Thursday 09:30 to 16:30 excluding lunchtime

Friday: 09:30 to 13:00



Getting Started

Accessing Print Materials:

To begin borrowing books from the library, you will need to be set up on the library management system. For this, you will need to fill in a short registration card. Please note that you will need your HSE staff card or student card if on a placement as part of this process. If you prefer to self-register you can do so here.

You can search our library catalogue from here. After performing a search, you can use the filter to limit the search to Naas General Hospital Library. 

Accessing Electronic Materials:

To access library electronic resources, the website to go to is 

If you access this website while using a computer within the network of Naas General Hospital, many of these resources are available on an IP address basis. 

However, if you are prompted to login for any of these resources, or are trying to access them from home, you will need an OpenAthens account. 

OpenAthens accounts are available online from the library.  To register for an Account you will need:

  1. A valid email address
  2. Your HSE employee number

To register for an OpenAthens account, please go to this page. Choose HSE (Dublin Wicklow Kildare) as your library service and Naas General Hospital for the sub library service.

To login to OpenAthens, please go here and sign in using your username and password.

If you have any problems please contact the library.


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Ronan Hegarty
The Library,
Level 3,
Naas General Hospital,
045 84 9571

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