Berkshire Health Promotion Resources, Public Health Berkshire, is a mostly free lending library funded by the Berkshire Local Authorities to support anyone in Berkshire involved in health promotion. All of our items can be viewed, previewed and ordered via the on-line catalogue. Click the Catalogue button on the main Resource Service home page, or the link at the top of each page. Download and read the Basic User Guide before using the catalogue.
Each item in the catalogue has one or more previews, so you can: Open and read leaflets preview videos view photographs You can search for items in several ways, including:TopicKeywordTitleItem typeTarget groupLanguageAuthor or a combination of these.
The easiest search is by topic: Go to the Catalogue (Search page)Highlight your topic of interest in the SUBJECT listClick Search button (bottom right of page). This will produce a list of every item relevant to that topic, similar to turning to a section within a printed catalogue.
Click any image on the search results list to view a preview of the item, including:Open and read leaflets (PDF files)Play video preview clipsEnlarge photographs.
All items are transported via the NHS Internal Post system. With a the exception of large items, anything in our catalogue can be transported, e.g. up to one display board. We currently have very limited access to the west of Berkshire – Wokingham, Reading and Newbury areas. If your workplace is not on the system then there are several Collection/Return Points where items can be sent for you to collect, and return.
Most lending items are sent out in reusable zip-up post bags with a document window showing your address. The same bag is used for return – just remove your address to show our return label, and put it back into the Internal Post (or leave at a Collection/Return point).
Larger items have their own carrying boxes or bags, but also have an address window as above.
Leaflets and posters (non-return items) are usually sent out in brown paper parcels, poster tubes or boxes, depending on the quantities.
There are five Collection/Return Points across Berkshire:
Bracknell – Great Hollands Health Centre – Staff
Common Room – Ask at main Reception
Bracknell – Our Offices, Commercial Centre, Old Bracknell
Lane West – Go to Visitors Reception
Maidenhead – St. Mark’s Hospital – Resource Service office
Slough – Upton Hospital, Old Post Room
Windsor – King Edward VII Hospital – Reception
Please see our maps and directions page for opening times, maps and directions.