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 (CILIP Health Libraries Group) and LKSL (Health Education England Library and Knowledge Service Leads) are partners on the Service Board.

Board members


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 currently 661 and we are keen to continue adding new services. It is also valuable as a directory of contacts and we now have 1373 contact listings.

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