The libraries at the RSCH, PRH and MVH are COVID-19 low risk areas. Masks are available but not required.
Please note masks are required at the MVH Library.
Hand sanitisers are in the public areas of all our libraries.
As a library member, you can apply for 24 hour access at the RSCH and the PRH libraries. Bring your UHSussex ID badge and sign up.
Library members without a UHSussex ID badge can apply for a 24 hour access card. A £10.00 deposit is required; contact us for details.
Terms and conditions of 24 hour access [pdf].
All of our libraries have disabled access entry doors and level flooring throughout. Lifts and disabled toilets are available nearby. An induction loop is fitted at the library reception desks at RSCH and PRH.
Help with reaching books and coloured paper for printing will be provided on request and our book loan period can be extended to six weeks if required; contact us for more information.
Two accessible workstations are available 24/7 in the library at the RSCH in Brighton. These have height adjustable desks and the following software on the PCs:
- Read&Write – for those with dyslexia and other learning difficulties.
- Claroread – helps reading, writing, studying and increases confidence.
- MindGenius – captures ideas, visualises information, plans projects, manages tasks and shares knowledge.
- Inspiration – for visual mapping, outlining, writing and making presentations.
- Zoom Text Magnifier – a fully integrated magnification and screen reading program that enlarges, enhances and reads aloud everything on the computer screen.
The above software is also installed on a designated PC in the libraries at PRH in Haywards Heath and MVH in Hove. All workstations are clearly labelled but staff can advise.
Headphones are available to borrow from the reception desk in all libraries.
Computers and network access
WiFi is available in the RSCH and PRH libraries for UHSussex staff and other library users.
UHSussex staff: Connect to the “UHSussex” WiFi network and use your usual UHSussex username and password when prompted.
Library users without a UHSussex network account: Connect to the “NHS” WiFi network and register. Access lasts for three days; after this period you will need to register again.
Eduroam is available for those with an academic IT account; ie accounts that end with .ac.uk.
Staff and trainees at Sussex Partnership Foundation NHS Trust (SPFT) and Sussex Community Foundation NHS Trust (SCFT) can use the UHSussex NHS Trust public access PCs in our libraries.
Select your login domain using the drop-down list just above where you enter your usual SPFT and SCFT user name. This defaults to UHSussex but should present options for RX2, SCFT, SPFT and SUSSEX.
- SPFT Staff: select SPFT. If this fails try RX2.
- SCFT staff: select SCFT. If this fails try SUSSEX.
Enter your usual SPFT or SCFT login credentials. Once you have logged in, you should have access to the internet and to your Trust’s intranet. Depending on decisions made by your Trust’s IT department you may also have access to your shared network storage. If not, you need to save your work to a cloud location or email it to your work email as work saved directly to the PC will not be retained.
Printing, photocopying and scanning
Printers and photocopiers are available to use in the RSCH and PRH libraries. The devices are on the UHSussex NHS Trust SecurePrint system; ask library staff in these libraries for help.
The printer and photocopier in the MVH library is on a different system and library staff in this library can advise how to use.
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