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NHS Wales e-Library access for registered social workers and social care managers

Information on how to access NHS Wales e-Library resources.

What is the NHS Wales e-Library?

The NHS Wales e-Library is home to NHS Wales’ largest source of digital information. It contains a wealth of e-journals, e-books, guidelines and databases.

The e-Library is now available to registered social workers and managers, care home managers, residential child care managers, and domiciliary care managers working across Wales, to help support their practice.

The access comes as part of ongoing work between us, social care workers, researchers, NHS Wales and Welsh Government library services.

By working together, the e-Library collections have grown and new material relevant to social care has been added.

How do I access it?

Social workers and social care managers can access the e-Library by creating an NHS Wales OpenAthens account.

You’ll need to select ‘Social Workers and Social Care Workers’ from the list of organisations on the registration page . This makes sure that your form is processed correctly.

Once the account has been authorised, you’ll be able to access the e-Library on your preferred device through the ‘Sign In’ page.


The e-Library team welcomes suggestions for resources that could be added to the service.

Use the contact form on the e-Library website to make a recommendation.

Need more information?

For more information, e-mail elibraryaccess@socialcare.wales.

First published: 16 January 2023
Last updated: 11 September 2023
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