Chilton Library

Access to Chilton Library during the COVID-19 outbreak

Chilton Library is fully open to access and use, and is being staffed on a part-time basis to help limit building occupancy during the continued COVID-19 pandemic. At least one member of Library staff is usually on site on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. 

Chilton library books can still be loaned and returned during this period. If onsite this can be done using the self-issue kiosk (guidance on how to use the kiosk is available on the poster above and instructions next to it). Alternatively, if working remotely, you can renew your books online. Instructions on this can be found here.


  • Study space – desk and comfortable seating 
  • Photocopier / scanner 


  • Print book collection – with over 200 new books since summer 2020. The print book collection covers CRCE research topics, such as, chemical hazards, air pollution, toxicology and radiation protection; as well as books on broader public health subjects to support UKHSA staff. 
  • Historic NRPB and HPA reports. 
  • Print journals, including current copies of Air Quality Bulletin, ENDS Report, Radiation Research and the BMJ. 
  • Wellbeing book collection, containing a selection of self-help books, memoirs, fiction and poetry. 

New in titles 

HBR’s 10 must reads on change management

Managing and leading people through organizational change: The theory and practice of sustaining change through people by Julie Hodges

Dry Skin and Moisturizers: Chemistry and function by Marie Lodén and Howard I. Maiback (Eds.).

Radiology in global health: Strategies, implementation, and applications by Daniel J. Mollura & Matthew P. Lungren (Eds.).

Climate changed: A personal journey through the science by Philippe Squarzoni

If you are interested in scientific comics, why not browse our new scientific comics collection

A full list of monthly new in titles are listed in the Chilton Library email newsletter.

If you would like to learn more about electronic resources, visit our eBooks page or our BorrowBox page.

Recommended by you

This month’s recommendation is a title from the Wellbeing collection:


Notes in a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig 

“Feeling anxious and overwhelmed by modern life? Notes on a Nervous Planet explores some of the reasons why the internet and our phones may be contributing to our feelings of anxiety. Matt Haig uses humour and his personal experiences with anxiety and depression to suggest ways to be more mindful and happier in our daily lives. The writing is accessible and if you feel that you just don’t have time to read it is any easy book to dip into and find some guidance to a better way of living.”



Find out more about the collection on the Wellbeing collection page.

Upcoming training and events

Monthly drop-in sessions are currently postponed due to staff working from home. However, training sessions can be arranged one-to-one via Skype. Please visit the Information Skills Training pages, to see what training the Knowledge and Library Services offers.  

Opening hours 

Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm 
Self-service access is available

Our contact details


Tel: 01235 822649


Chilton Library
OX11 0RQ

Our location

Chilton library is located on the 1st floor of the main building, in room B1.38. If you are a member of HSA staff who is not normally based on-site at Chilton and wish to visit the library, please sign in at the reception and they will notify us to collect you.

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