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About Us

HLISD - a directory of Health Library and Information Services - aims to be the most comprehensive database of its kind. The information is updated by a network of editors who are responsible for checking the currency of their entries.

The initial funding was provided by the National LIbrary for Health, with HLG and RCN being partners on the Project Board and then the Service Board. The cost of ongoing updating is absorbed by the health library and information community.

Service Board

HLG and LKSL are partners on the Service Board and provide the UK and Republic of Ireland focus, LKSL have taken responsibility for hosting and provide the England focus.

Board members are:

Richard Osborn(LKSL Representative and Chairman)
Gary Birkenhead (Voluntary Organisations Representative)
Jenny Toller (Health Education South West)
David Law (HLG Representative and NHS West Midlands)
Sarah Lanney (NHS East of England))
Julie Ryder (HLISD Editorial support)


The directory covers the whole of the UK and the Republic of Ireland and includes all health library and information sectors whether they are NHS, Further or Higher Education, Government, Professional Bodies, Patient Information or Voluntary Organisations.

The number of entries is just over 700 and we are keen to continue adding new services. It is also valuable as a directory of contacts and we now have over 1,000.

Contact Us

If you wish to contact us with regards to reporting any technical issues with the site, ideas for improvement or any services which you would like added/updated, please email us at contactus.hlisd@gmail.com or use our Contact Form.