Resolved: Problem accessing Oxford Medicine Online

The problem with accessing Oxford Medicine Online has now been resolved.


We’re currently experiencing a problem with accessing the e-books that we subscribe to via Oxford Medicine Online.

We’ve passed information about the issue on to the publisher, and hope that this will be resolved soon.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.





Get these e-books off the shelves and onto your mobile device

The Oxford Handbooks series is very popular, which is why we’ve purchased the e-book versions for you.

You can access the e-books by searching on the Library catalogue  or by using Hunter.

From today onwards, you will also find these place markers (see below) on the shelves where the print versions of the books would be in the Library. We’ve picked 10 of the most popular Oxford Handbooks and created shortlinks (URL links to type into your mobile web browser) and QR codes (like barcodes, but square) linking directly to them. This way you can access them quickly on your smart phone or your tablet.


Image of oxford handbooks e-book place markers

We’re running two drop-in sessions.  Thursday 28 November 3-4pm and Friday 29 November  1-2pm. Find us in the Library Foyer.

MyiLibrary e-books: browser issues

We’re currently experiencing a problem with MyiLibrary e-books not loading in Firefox.

If you experience an issue with accessing e-books please use Internet ExplorerOther e-book platforms such as Oxford and DawsonEra are not affected.

Firefox is the default browser on SGUL onsite computers.  You can access Internet Explorer by  clicking on the Windows icon on the task bar and selecting  ‘All Programs’.

Access to Oxford Medicine online

Did you know that SGUL staff and students and members of St George’s NHS Trust have access to over 240 e-books via Oxford Medicine online?

Visit,  or search the Library Catalogue to search and access titles.
Follow our @sgullibrary Twitter feed (#sgulebooks) or “like” our SGUL Library Facebook page for details of individual titles available.

When accessing these e-books off-site:
SGUL Staff and students please log in with your Shibboleth username and password
NHS Staff should use their NHS Athens details. (Please note when asked “where are you from?” type “NHS England” to be taken to login screen.)

If you have any questions regarding accessing these e-books please speak to a member of Library staff.

Reading Dawson e-books within the Firefox browser.

If you are using the Mozilla Firefox browser, there are a few settings you can change so that e-books display properly within your browser.

In Firefox go to:  Tools > Options

choose tools then options in Firefox

In the window that pops up, choose the ‘Application’ tab and change  ALL FOUR  Adobe Acrobat settings in the Content Type list to:

“Use Adobe Acrobat (in Firefox)”

change all adobe acrobat settings to  read adobe acrobat (in Firefox)

You may also need to change the settings in Adobe Acrobat Reader.


Edit > Preferences > Internet

From there make sure that the ‘Display PDF in browser’ check box has been ticked.

make sure adobe acrobat disploy pdf in browser checkbox is ticked

After doing this, PDFs should open within the browser if you are using Firefox.