Book / Journal Request Form

Please complete the form below if you would like to look for or request a book or journal via the Darent Valley Library


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Library catalogue

To access the library catalogue go to:

As well as searching the stock of DVH Library, the stock of all Kent, Surrey and Sussex NHS health libraries is also searched.  To request an item just contact the library and we will get it in for you. Items can now be renewed via the Internet – to take advantage of this service you will need to contact the library and ask for your PIN number. 


The library has a collection of over 8,000 books that covers most medical and nursing topics.  We also have a range of management and personal development books covering topics such as NVQs, European Languages, IT & study guides. To request a book simply complete the online book request form.


The library has a selection of ebooks available to download via Kortext.  Go to

Select 'Sign in to browse your institution library'; search for Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust in the drop-down list and then sign in with your OpenAthens id. 

Click on Collections' to view available titles. Select a cover to read a title you are interested in. It will now be available for a limited time on your virtual bookshelf.


Some journals are available in full text electronically via OpenAthens. To find out which journals are available electronically you can search the Journals A-Z and login with your Openathens id to see all those available to you and follow the links from there.


 If we don’t have what you’re looking for here...

We can usually get it from somewhere else.  Items can be requested from other NHS libraries in the region or from non-NHS sources such as the British Library. For standard requests there is no charge but any subsequent charges made by external libraries such as for renewals or overdues will be passed on to the borrower in full.