This help refers to OpenAthens (previously called Athens) accounts made available to NHS members of staff. NHS users can register for an NHS OpenAthens username / password. This is a single sign-on that will allow you to access a wide range of online resources that we subscribe to; including ebooks, ejournals, databases and other online tools.

Check your eligibility

Learn more about NHS OpenAthens and register from our OpenAthens page

Register with NHS OpenAthens - What is an NHS OpenAthens username and why should you register? Learn more from our short video

NHS OpenAthens Introduction (332KB) - pdf document introducing the main features of using an OpenAthens account

Step-by-Step instructions from our Information Skills blog on how to:

Register for your NHS OpenAthens account

Renew your OpenAthens account

Change your password

Move your OpenAthens account to another organisation