Apply for an NHS Wales OpenAthens Account

Authorised users need an OpenAthens account to access NHS Wales licensed resources.

Existing users: please click on forgotten password page if you have forgotten your OpenAthens password.

To register for an OpenAthens account, select your employing organisation from the list below, complete all sections and click on the submit button. Please note that most fields are mandatory.

Before you register, be aware of the following:

  1. To register, you must be employed by NHS Wales.
  2. You must supply a valid e-mail address in order to access your account (preferably wales.nhs.uk email address if you have one.).
  3. Your OpenAthens account is valid for an initial period of 18 months, after which you will receive an automated request to renew. Your account and all personal saved searches will be deleted if you do not renew.
  4. Your details will be held by NHS Wales e-Library (and Eduserv) to provide you with information about your account and available e-resources. We may also use this data to provide information about local library services, training and support.

Please enter your details on the form below. All fields marked * must be completed.

Is your position permanent or temporary? If temporary enter the date your contract, placement, rotation or secondment will end.


Enter the date your contract, placement, rotation or secondment will end.

If you submit this request from the NHS Wales e-Library intranet or use your NHS Wales email address, you should be able to access resources within 24 hours. Note that for verification purposes, internet requests may take a few days to process.

Should you have any problems using this service, please contact the service desk.