Article supply: Free for NHS work and educational purposes. Copyright and license restrictions may apply.

Loans – books, journals and DVDs: FREE for NHS work and educational purposes 

  • For books etc borrowed from stock belonging to the Library at Darent Valley Hospital: There are now no overdue fines or renewal fees. However, the cost of replacing lost or damaged items will be charged to you, the borrower, at full publishers list price plus a £5 administration charge for each item.

  • For books borrowed from EXTERNAL libraries such as the British Library or the BMA the initial loan is free, but any subsequent charges made by external libraries such as for renewals, overdue fines, or replacement of non-returned items will be passed onto you, the borrower, IN FULL.


Photocopying and printing - self-service

This service is available during office hours only.

  • NHS and education-related material for personal use – FREE*

  • All other material: Black & White – 10p per page.  Colour – 20p per page. 

* Library Staff may, entirely at their discretion, charge for all extensive copying (i.e. greater than 30 pages).  If in any doubt as to whether you will be charged please check with library staff first.