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Athens access

All NHS Scotland staff are eligible to register for an Athens account for The Knowledge Network (TKN) which gives access to a wide range of resources including ejournals, ebooks and databases.


NHS Scotland have moved to a new Single Sign On for NHS users of our subscriptions, you no longer need to self register to get or reset an OpenAthens account.

Please sign into Library Search at /primo-explore/search?vid=44NHSS_VU1&lang=en_US and select the first option "sign in with your NHS Scotland email address and password".

Please use your NHS Lothian email address and password you use to log into an NHS computer. 

This will automatically create your OpenAthens account and will enable you to use print and online resources. Further information about this new sign in method can be found at /home/openathens.aspx 

If you do not have an NHS email address, or have any further questions then please email

Due to this new process, the NHS Lothian Athens email address is now longer monitored.


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