Discover Medline

Are you an NHS or public health worker in Bedfordshire? You have free access to health library services at your desk via the Bedfordshire eLibrary Discovery Service.


This website aims to direct you to the electronic and support services available to you, from your trained librarians across Bedfordshire and via eResources such as Discovery Services, eJournals Databases, and eBooks. All services are free to access for all eligible staff.


Frequently Asked Questions: How do I access the service?

Different staff have access to specialised resources and services, and you may have access to resources such as UpToDate or ClinicalKey, or special eBook libraries with books focusing on your clinical area. You can find a comprehensive list of resources at the Electronic Resources pages, or you can access your resources via your Discovery System below.


If you are hospital staff or a student based at a Hospital in Bedfordshire?

Please select the institution that you are attached to, for access to your eLibrary Discovery Service.




If you work in General Practice, Public Health or other health organisations in Bedfordshire?

If you are working in the communitypublic healthgeneral practice or other organisations you will have access to different resources, better suited to your needs. Please select your role at the top of the page. 


Athens Passwords

All eBooks, journals and electronic resources require an NHS OpenAthens login for access, available from the OpenAthens self-registration page. If you would like to query your eligibility or you have any issues with self-registration please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.