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Athens and the Knowledge Network

What is an Athens account and how do I register?

An NHS Scotland Athens account is your library membership: it’s what you use to borrow and request books if you visit an NHSGGC library, or if you want to view articles, ebooks, place requests and loan renewals via the Knowledge Network. With an Athens account, you can access or request resources from any computer or device at any time, whether you are at work or at home.

What is the Knowledge Network?  

The Knowledge Network provides access for NHS Scotland staff and partners to thousands of print and online resources, including books and ebooks; journals and ejournals; databases and evidence summaries; and many other resources.

I have forgotten my Athens details or have another question about my account 

For forgotten usernames and passwords, expired accounts, changing your work address and any other questions about Athens, please email our Athens Administration Team.

Can I use my University Athens account?

Your University Athens account will only give access to university-subscribed material. It cannot be used to access NHSGGC-subscribed resources. Therefore, you also need to register for an NHS Scotland Athens account.

I have an Athens account from a different health board. Can I still use this account within NHSGGC?

Your account will not give you access to some NHSGGC online resources. Please email your change of details to our Athens Administration Team to gain full access to NHSGGC online resources.