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Professional Library
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Professional library

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust's professional library is based at Darent Valley Hospital. It offers a wide range of services for NHS staff and students not only working at our hospital sites but also out in the community.


We have an excellent book stock available from which to choose, but if we don't have the book you are after we can usually get it from our network of external libraries. We can also source for you copies of journal articles from a huge range of healthcare journals, as well as undertaking literature searches for you, or we can help you do your own.

Through our structured training programme we’ll show you how to be more organised in how you search and use information.  This will take you from how to access and search e-resources, reference what you find (and manage those references), through to the evaluation of journal articles, systematic reviews and the statistical methods used.

For further details of our services see: services and resources

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The library is situated in the west wing on Level 1 - follow the signs for the Philip Farrant Education Centre.

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Contact Details

Darent Valley Hospital

Darenth Wood Road
Kent DA2 8DA

Enq: 01322 428548

Email: library.dvh@nhs.net

Opening Hours


9.00am - 4.30pm