Learning resources at the ESO

The Library and Information Services, at both ESO sites, provide a wide range of information resources to support the School’s curriculum including:-

  • More than 7,500 texts including books on a wide range of medical and health sciences topics, osteopathy and its history, statistics, ethics, differential diagnosis and other manual therapies
  • Undergraduate and postgraduate research projects and dissertations
  • A collection of mainly peer-reviewed journals in the field of osteopathy and manual therapy (students also have access to online journal articles in Science Direct and other additional digital databases through our partner universities)
  • Educational DVDs and a large DVD collection of in-house lectures and tutorials, currently being digitised for access via our Virtual Learning Environment
  • More than 200 anatomical models
  • Study spaces, plus up-to-date laptops available for students to borrow whilst in the Library
  • Photocopying, printing and scanning facilities
  • Access to the ESO’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) – the Learning Zone
  • Links with other osteopathic and health sector libraries enabling rapid document supply and inter-library loans of items not held at ESO
  • Assistance with obtaining SCONUL cards for study access to 173 academic libraries right across the UK
  • IT support with ESO online 365 accounts
  • Drop-in sessions for Library research skills
  • Video Room for capturing recorded assessments and online lectures
  • Out of hours book return boxes

The Clinic Library at ESO’s Maidstone clinic has been substantially renovated and restocked and opened in July 2020. Resources available at the Clinic Library include books, journals and models alongside access to the same online resources as at Boxley House, as well as study spaces and photocopying, printing and scanning facilities.

Books and documents can be borrowed from and returned to either site. Daily shuttles operating between the two sites, so items unavailable at one can be requested from the other site and will be available within 48hours. Both libraries are staffed.

Please click on the link below to access the ESO Library catalogue.

ESO Library Catalogue


Boxley House Library – Opening Times

Monday to Friday:  0800 – 1200  |  1300 – 1600

ESO Clinic Library – Opening Times

Monday to Thursday:  1100 – 1500  |  1600 – 1900
Friday:  0900 – 1200  |  1300 – 1700


If you would like more information regarding the library, please contact the Library staff on: Tel: +44 (0) 1622 760818  E-mail: esolibrary@bcnogroup.ac.uk