If you are a member of staff at Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust you are eligible to join the library.

Staff at other local NHS Trusts and students and trainees on placement within the local health economy may also be eligible to join.

Others may be entitled to discretionary membership – contact the library for further information.

To become a member of the Library simply complete a membership form either online or printable.

Printable application form available HERE.


10 items can be borrowed for a period of 4 weeks.

Items can be renewed by phone, email or in person.

Items can also be renewed via the Internet on the library catalogue at  To make use of this service you will need to know your PIN. Ask if you are not sure how to do this.

(Items can only be renewed by phone or via email if you have had them for less than 3 months or if they have not been requested by another borrower.)

Please note:

  • The final decision on whether requests for loans from external libraries are accepted rests entirely with the staff of the library at Darent Valley Hospital. At the library staff’s discretion, such a request may be turned down, for example, because it is being submitted too close to the requestor’s leaving date, or there have been previous problems with the return of loans by the requestor.
  • The external library supplying an item for loan may set its own restrictions that the DVH Library is obliged to apply.

Library access out of hours

It may be possible for library members to gain access out of hours – for further information please ask in the library. 

The library has an external out of hours returns box located on the main street by the library entrance that can be used to return your library books out of hours.