Chilton Library

Knowledge and Library Services at Chilton incorporate our specialist print book collection and an archive of print journals and reports. The space can be used for study or work. 

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


  • 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 (many available in electronic format) 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 your librarian

This month’s Wellbeing recommendation:

Cover image,"A Manual for Being Human"


A manual for being human : what makes us who we are, why it matters and practical advice for a happier life / Dr Sophie Mort.

Reassuring, knowledgeable and kind, Dr Soph offers support to those feeling lost at sea in today’s troubling times and gives you the tools you need to help get the most out of life.

‘Finally! A book which takes psychological wellbeing across the lifespan out of the therapy room and into the mainstream. Dr Soph’s warm, reassuring and frank style will have you understanding yourself, your actions and your relationships without a hefty therapy price tag.’ 
Dr Karen Gurney, author Mind the Gap


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

This month’s new non-fiction selection (from a non-scientist):

Book cover - "Environmental Toxicants"

Environmental toxicants : human exposures and their health effectsedited by Morton Lippmann, George D. Leikauf.

“Environmental Toxicants: Human Exposures and Their Health Effects, 4th Edition is an invaluable reference tool that critically reviews current knowledge on human exposure to selected chemical agents in the ambient environment. The latest edition provides the most current information and research available for performing risk assessments on exposed individuals and populations, giving guidance to public health authorities, primary care physicians, and industrial managers. Toxic substances in the general environment can produce adverse health effects among large numbers of people. The effects are usually sub-clinical unless cumulative changes lead to chronic effects after long-term exposure, causing a need for identification and risk assessment”– The Publisher



The Chilton Library team is happy to provide Information Skills Training. This can be on a one-to-one basis, or in groups. We can also provide this via MS Teams.

Opening hours 

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

Contact details

Email: [email protected]  

Telephone: 020 368 20600

Chilton Library
UK Health Security Agency
OX11 0RQ


John Trevor-Allen – Librarian

Dorothy Hirsch – Assistant Librarian


Chilton library is located on the 1st floor of the main building, in room B1.38. If you are a member of UKHSA 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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