Physical Library at Hollins Park House

The Knowledge and Library Services at Hollins Park will be re-opening its doors on Tuesday 1st June.

It will look a little different and there are a few new guidelines for use in place:

  • ALL users of the Library MUST wear a mask/face covering
  • All users are required to sanitise their hands when they enter the Library
  • We only have 3 computers available to be used (these can be booked in advance)
  • Only 4 users (3 on the computers & 1 browsing the books) are allowed in the Library at any one time
  • Only 1 person can browse the books at any one time.
  • Users are required to clean the computers and surrounding areas that they have used, before they leave the Library
  • No study areas are open at the moment – these areas have been taped off

Thank you in advance for your understanding and co-operation.
We look forward to seeing and hearing from you again.

We offer an enquiry service, dealing with anything from straightforward requests for information, through to literature searches, to answer more complex or detailed enquiries.  For a quick overview of all the services we offer, please check our library service guide.

We provide one-to-one and group inductions for new starters and existing Library members - for a quick overview of our services, have a look at our online induction.

Our customer charter outlines our commitment to you. Your views on the services that we provide are very important to us. If you would like to make any comments or suggestions, please complete a library feedback form or contact us.

Library telephone: (01925) 664802 (internal ext. 3502) 

Library office telephone: (01925) 664065 

Library email: 

Library address: 
Hollins Park House 
Hollins Lane 
WA2 8WA 

Library staff: 
Sarah is the Library Assistant and Tracy is the Knowledge and Library Services Manager.  We are available to help you make the best use of the Library - please ask if you need any assistance.

Monday         9am – 5pm 
Tuesday        8.30am – 5pm 
Wednesday – 5.30pm 
Thursday       8.30am – 5pm 
Friday            8.30am – 4pm 

Please note
When there is only one member of staff on duty, the Library:

  • Will be closed 1pm - 1.30pm 
  • Will close at 5pm on Wednesdays


If you have a general enquiry, please contact us, or complete our Library Enquiry Form

If we can answer your enquiry there and then, we will do. Otherwise, we will get back to you within half a day.

Literature searches

If you need a literature search, please complete a Literature Search Request Form, giving as much detail as you can.  We do not do specialised searches for assignments or course work, but we can help you to do your search – please contact us to arrange an appointment.

Complex enquiries and literature search requests will be dealt with within a timescale agreed with the enquirer.

Training for searching

We provide support and training for searching databases and other online information sources. For more information please see our Training and User Guides page.


All reasonable care is taken to ensure that the information we provide is accurate.  We accept no responsibility for the content of, or access to, included web links or for use of the information therein. The information provided is selective; however, the inclusion of a link does not imply approval of the contents of the website.

Library Sign-up Form - Staff 

Library Sign-up Form - Students 

Full membership of the Library is open to all Trust staff, to social services staff who work within the Trust, psychiatry doctors on rotation within the Mersey Deanery area and to students, whilst they are attending courses run by the Trust or are on placement at the Trust. Proof of identity may be required. You can pick up a form at the Library or you can print one out, by clicking on the above links.