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Health Library Ireland: About Us

Overview of Health Library Ireland's mission, vision, values and achievements

About Health Library Ireland

Health Library Ireland (HLI) aims to provide an integrated and high quality national Library service to ensure that the best possible evidence underpins patient care, decision making, education and research in the health service.

Our vision is that:

“Everyone working in Ireland’s health services will have access to apply knowledge, and will apply it whenever and wherever they need it to deliver the best possible health and care.”

HLI works to achieve this vision by providing access to:

  • an extensive online library available to HSE, authorised users, S38s and other partners
  • well-resourced physical libraries throughout the country
  • the expertise of professional Librarian staff
  • core services, including an evidence request service, information skills training, research digests and open access publishing.  

HLI Infographic 2023


Our work is user-centred and builds upon the needs, values and preferences of our customers, in alignment with our strategy and the objectives and values of the Health Service Executive.

National Health Service Librarian

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Aoife Lawton
Headquarters of the National Health Library
Dr. Steevens' Library
Dr. Steevens' Hospital
Dublin 8.
Website Skype Contact: aoifel6

Health Library Ireland, Health Service Executive. Dr. Steevens' Library, Dr. Steevens' Hospital, Dublin 8. D08 W2A8 Tel: 01-6352555/8. Email: