OpenAthens Accounts

An OpenAthens account is the means to access to a wide range of our online resources, such as e-journals, e-books, databases, and evidence resources.

OpenAthens accounts are free, and allow you to access resources from anywhere. They’re open to NHS staff and students on placement with NHS organisations.

How to get an OpenAthens account

You can either:

  • Join the library if you haven’t already done so, and we’ll create an account for you
  • Use the self-registration form (this needs to be done on an NHS PC, or with an NHS or academic email account)
  • or simply contact us or pop in and see us, and ask us to create an account for you

If you already have an OpenAthens account with another NHS organisation, you can transfer this across to your new organisation.

Which organisation do I register under? (click to expand)

If you’re employed by an NHS Trust in Shropshire (or are a student based with an NHS Trust), choose the name of the Trust as your organisation on the Athens registration form. Otherwise, check the list below for guidance.

Employer / Role Athens organisation
Public Health in Shropshire Public Health Provider Organisations in Shropshire
Severn Hospice Non-NHS Healthcare Provider Organisations in Shropshire
Ambulance service staff in Shropshire West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust
General Practice in Shropshire (including practice staff and practice nurses) GPs, Practice Staff and CCG Staff in Shropshire
Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) staff GPs, Practice Staff and CCG Staff in Shropshire

For library staff (click to expand)

OpenAthens links

Quick Evidence Search

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