Health information and resources service


NHS Ayrshire & Arran's Health Information and Resources Service (HIRS) provides access to a wide range of health promotion materials to professionals and the public. This includes books, DVDs, reports, teaching packs, leaflets, posters and other materials on a range of health related topics which can be borrowed for use. HIRS can be accessed online, here and also contains links to virtual resources on the internet.

HIRS has been awarded level one accreditation of the Quality Assurance Framework for Library and Knowledge Services from Healthcare Improvement Scotland. This means the service has been officially recognised for its excellence.

We will be delighted to welcome you in person to visit our library, no need for an appointment. We are open from 9am until 5pm Monday to Friday. You can telephone, email or leave your orders online.

Resources online enables you to search for, book out and order materials from the Health Information and Resources Service. To book materials, a user name and password are required. This can be done online or by contacting the resources service, contact details below. 


Contact details

Health Information and Resources Service
Health Improvement team
Department of Public Health
Afton House
Ailsa Hospital
Ailsa Hospital Campus
Dalmellington road
Ayr, KA6 6AB
Telephone: 01292 885927