About us

HLISD is a comprehensive directory of health library and information services in the UK. It is a partnership initiative, with funding provided by the NHS England Workforce, Training and Education Directorate (formerly HEE) and the CILIP Health Libraries Group, and local health library and information staff maintaining the entries for their services.

The HLISD Board maintains oversight of the Directory and its ongoing development and improvement.

Board members

Board members include representatives from NHS England, the Health Libraries Group, and the home nations. The current chair is Lynsey Hawker.


The directory covers the whole of the UK 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 directory currently includes 518 libraries, and 1693 contacts.

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