Library open to the public

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The library open to the public

As many of our libraries are signposted within our Trusts, we may find that patients and members of the public may wander in to use the library as a place to sit, read or access the public wifi independently on their own device.

For many, this may be a stressful visit to the hospital and the library being a safe, calm space will be welcome.

NHS Library staff would have to think about whether their space is suitable for both staff and public to share and advice to staff on not making clinical phone calls etc may be required. Staff would need to think about how they might deal with someone who did not respect the space.