Library and Knowledge Services

Library services are available to all HSE personnel and are easily accessible. The library website - - 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 accesed 24/7 via any Internet-enabled computer.

To register for a personal username and password, go to 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

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