Library Services


A resource room is available on site with access to relevant reading materials. HSC employees are also reminded of the HSC library facilities at Knockbracken.


The Library is located in Clady Villa (Building 45) within the grounds of Knockbracken Healthcare Park. It is part of the Health and Social Care (HSC) network of libraries at Antrim, Craigavon, and Altnagelvin hospital sites. The two Belfast libraries are: Medical Library on the Royal Victoria Hospital site and Biomedical Library on the Belfast City Hospital site.

Contact Details

HSC Library Knockbracken
Clady Villa - Building 45,
Knockbracken Healthcare Park,
301 Saintfield Road,

Tel: 028 9536 1260 (Issue Desk)

Opening Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday - 9:00am – 4:45pm

Wednesday - Not staffed

Opening hours and lunch may vary according to daily circumstances. Readers are advised to contact the library before visiting.

Further information on the library service is available from


Membership is free to all HSC employees in Northern Ireland. HSC staff can register in person at any branch or by completing the online form available at

After signing up, HSC staff will receive a username and password to access all the digital resources at These can be accessed from any location and device. HSC staff can also borrow books and use the facilities at our six libraries across Northern Ireland.

Services & Resources

The Healthcare Library of Northern Ireland helps deliver world class patient care by providing health and social care professionals with free library and information services, expert advice and training to support patient care, evidence-based practice and Continuous Professional Development.

Services are provided from 6 libraries across Northern Ireland and through the website, the primary gateway to electronic resources for local HSC professionals.

  • Borrow books from any Healthcare Library
  • Search for print and electronic resources
  • Extensive collection of databases, electronic books and online journals
  • Request books and articles not available
  • Renew books online
  • Training and support
  • Individual and group study spaces
  • PCs, printing, photocopying and scanning

Training & Support

Specialist Librarians can provide training either on an individual basis in the Library, or on a group basis at a location convenient to you. Training can be tailored to meet your needs, providing:

  • An overview of Healthcare Library services
  • How best to search Healthcare Library e-resources
  • Advice on searching specific databases