Basildon Healthcare Libraries

As from October 1st 2007

Opening hours are

Monday - Friday 8.30am - 6.30pm

Saturday 9.00am - 12.00pm

Tel: 0845 1553111 ext 3594

Fax; 01268 593988



October 29, 2007 in Libraries: Basildon | Permalink

New Fax Number at Southend

The Education Centre Library at Southend University Hospital has a new fax number:

01702 385845

August 31, 2007 in Libraries: Southend | Permalink

Another fine mess

We are introducing fines for overdue items at Colchester. Anything borrowed on or after 2nd July 2007 will attract fines if it is returned late. Fines will be charged at the rate of 10p per book per day.

Books can be renewed by phone. We will shortly be taking on a new book drop box just like the one at Southend , which will be available when the library and the Postgrad Centre are closed. We do also send reminders about overdue items so please ensure we have your current address details, including a full postcode, and your email address, so that reminders reach you in good time.

For more information please see Colchester library's own blog.

June 26, 2007 | Permalink

Change of hours

The library hours at Colchester are changing again as we adjust to changing staffing levels. As from 14th May the hours will be 09.00 to 17.00 Monday to Thursday and 09.00 to 16.30 on Friday.

Keep watching this blog for updates!

May 4, 2007 in Libraries: Colchester | Permalink

Change of opening hours

Easter is upon us, I am taking leave and another team member has gone off sick, so as of today the opening hours for this week and next are:
Today (Monday 2nd April) - 09.00-17.00
Tuesday - 09.00-17.00
Wednesday - 09.00-17.00
Thursday - 09.00-17.00
Good Friday, weekend, Easter Monday - CLOSED
Tuesday - 09.00-17.00
Hours from Wednesday 11th onwards to be advised, depending on the health of the team!

April 2, 2007 in Libraries: Colchester | Permalink

It's for you-hoo!

We're pleased to say that the phone line for the library at Colchester General has at long last been fixed. So please feel free to call us on 01206 742146 with all your information queries.

March 30, 2007 in Libraries: Colchester | Permalink

Chaos at Colchester

The phone line at Colchester is out of order, although it is still possible to leave voicemail messages which we are able to pick up from another line. You can always email your query - BT are aware of the issue and are working hard to fix it.

On a slightly different note we've just taken delivery of a brand new, digital, full colour copier/printer. We are waiting for a new network point so that the machine will print from any PC in the library, a replacement system for charging, and some software to ensure it all runs smoothly. Please bear with us as we work to get it all up and running.

March 27, 2007 in Libraries: Colchester | Permalink


The library at Colchester General Hospital will be closed over the long Easter weekend - 6th to 9th April inclusive.

Essex Rivers staff can always make use of the PCs in the restaurant at Colchester General Hospital, and, of course, all your online services will available while we're closed.

Happy Easter!

March 27, 2007 in Libraries: Colchester | Permalink

Ring ring!

We're experiencing problems with the library phone line at Colchester. Please feel free to ring the usual number and leave a voicemail message - we're checking for them regularly. We're not answering the phone as all we get is a deafening crackle. You can always email us or send a fax or even a good old fashioned letter. Contact details are on the web pages.

March 21, 2007 in Libraries: Colchester | Permalink

Temporary reduction in opening hours at Basildon

Due to staff shortages at Basildon Healthcare Library, there will be a temporary reduction in the staffed opening hours during February. The Library will still remain open for reference purposes until 21:45 Monday to Friday.

Monday 08:30 - 18:30
Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00
Thursday 08:30 - 18:30
Friday 08:30 - 18:30
Saturday CLOSED

January 30, 2007 in Libraries: Basildon | Permalink