Patient Library

this image shows on eof St Andrew's libraries for patientsSpeaking Volumes - our Patient Library

The patients' library is a comprehensive resource for our patients. Books, DVDs, music and magazines are all available.

When the library opened in 1998, we held a competition for patients to choose the name of our library. 'Speaking Volumes' was chosen, and we've used the name ever since.

Our libraries work in partnership with Northamptonshire Libraries and Information Services, so items not held in stock can be requested from elsewhere.


We provide:

  • an online catalogue
  • fiction and non-fiction books for adult and young adult members
  • DVDs
  • large print books
  • subscriptions to a range of magazine titles
  • a request service
  • regular competitions and prize draws
  • reading groups
  • a regular newsletter


This image shows one of St Andrew's libraries for patients

Opening Hours

Our Patient Library service is open from 10.00am to 12 noon and 2.00pm to 4.30pm.


Contact the patient library team on 01604 616447.