Join the Library

All staff, students and volunteers at the Northern Care Alliance can register with the Library and Knowledge Service. To register, please complete the form below.

Once you register with the Library and Knowledge Service you can:

  • Borrow and request books from the Northern Care Alliance and NHS libraries across England
  • Request literature searches and training
  • Sign up for alerts about journals and subjects you are interested in
  • Request full-text articles sent straight to your e-mail
  • Sign up for additional 24/7 library access (contact your local helpdesk for details)

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Library registration

Home Address

Students only

Contact preferences and declaration


Membership Declaration

I apply for membership of the Library and Knowledge Service and agree to abide by the Library and Knowledge Service terms and conditions.  I accept full responsibility for books or other items that I borrow, which I will replace or pay for if lost, damaged, or not returned for any reason.


Privacy Notice

Using your personal information

We are committed to safeguarding your information.  The information you supply will be used to contact you about services or resources you have requested from the Library and Knowledge Service (LKS).

Sharing your personal information

We will share your information with the organisations that supply and manage our library management systems. We may share your information with another LKS team if you move organisations (you will receive an email notification if this happens).   

Accessing your personal information

Please contact any member of library staff if you would like to view the data we hold about you, or request changes.  If your data needs updating (e.g. new address, phone number, etc), you can request changes by emailing

 Deleting your personal information

We will delete the data we hold on you when your library account has been inactive for a maximum period of seven years.

Further information

For further information on how your information is used, how we maintain its security, and your rights to access it, please read the Library and Knowledge Service privacy policy here: LKS Privacy Policy

We will e-mail you details of your library account within two working days. If you have requested an OpenAthens account to access our online resources, we will send you this in a separate e-mail.

If you have any questions in the meantime, please get in touch at

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