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Library services

Welcome to the Education Centre Library.

We are a multidisciplinary library dedicated to supporting the information needs of both clinical and non-clinical Trust members, health and social care staff working within the South Essex community and students on hospital placements.


The library is located on the ground floor of the Education Centre, in the hospital's Yellow Zone.

Details of the hospital's colour coded zones can be found on the maps and locations page.

Opening hours

Opening hours are from 8.30am until 6.00pm from Monday-Friday. There is also a 24-hour Quiet Study Room, which can be accessed through the main library during opening hours or via a coded door at the rear of the Education Centre when the main library is closed.

Books can be returned when the library is closed via the Book Return boxes, which are located outside the entrance to the Education Centre and in the Quiet Study Room.

Contact us


Telephone: 01702 385468