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Health Library and Information Services Directory


Health Library & Information Services Directory (HLISD) is a service provided by the partnership of Health Education England Lead Librarians and CILIP Health Libraries Group (HLG).

The coverage of HLISD follows the tradition of HLG Directories of Health Library and Information Services in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, this is:

  • England

  • Northern Ireland

  • Scotland

  • Wales

  • Republic of Ireland

It includes entries from various sectors, including:

  • NHS

  • Government

  • Further and Higher Education

  • Professional Bodies

  • Public Libraries

  • Voluntary Organisations

  • Patient Information

For enquiries about HLISD, visit 


Managers of NHS-funded library services are asked to:

  • Ensure that the entry for their service is fully accurate and up-to-date
  • Do their best to ensure that the entry for their service includes all staff in the team (as a minimum, name, job role and email address, which can of course be the generic email address for your service)
  • Check that team members consent to having these basic contact details included, and are aware of the HLISD Privacy Notice which explains how their personal data is kept. If any member of the team prefers not to have their details included, they of course have this right
  • Ensure that individuals’ contact details are removed from HLISD if they request it, or if they leave the library service

Updated 08 January 2020