Chilton Library

Access to Chilton Library during the COVID-19 outbreak

Chilton library staff will be working from home until further notice from 18/03/2020. The library is accessible to all staff working onsite, although should only be visited in accordance with site-based guidance on social distancing. 

Chilton library books can still be loaned and returned during this period. If onsite this can be done using the self-issue kiosk (guidance on how to use the kiosk is available on the poster above and instructions next to it). Alternatively, if working remotely, you can renew your books online. Instructions on this can be found here.


  • Study space – desk and comfortable seating 
  • Photocopier / scanner 


  • Print book collection – with over 200 new books since summer 2019. The print book collection covers CRCE research topics, such as, chemical hazards, air pollution, toxicology and radiation protection; as well as books on broader public health subjects to support PHE staff. 
  • Historic NRPB and HPA reports. 
  • Print journals, including current copies of Air Quality Bulletin, ENDS Report, Radiation Research and the BMJ. 
  • Wellbeing book collection, containing a selection of self-help books, memoirs, fiction and poetry. 

New in titles 

Bad News: Why We Fall for Fake News by Rob Brotherton

Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado Perez – reviewed below.

The Invisible Killer: The Rising Global Threat of Air Pollution – and How We Can Fight Back by Gary Fuller

Cities, Climate Change, and Public Health by Ella Jisun Kim

The Burnout Solution: 12 Weeks to a Calmer You by Siobhan Murray

Clearing the Air: The Beginning and the End of Air Pollution by Tim Smedley

A full list of monthly new in titles are listed in the Chilton Library email newsletter.

Recommended by you

Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado Perez – Recommended by Charlotte



“It is easy to see why this book won the Royal Society Science Book Prize in 2019, Invisible Women is a highly researched book which discusses an important topic. Caroline Criado Perez exposes gendered data bias and data gaps, from a range of sectors and examples.
For example, discussing how heart attack symptoms in women are missed; women are 50% more likely to be misdiagnosed, as many experience symptoms which are not the most well-known.
I think this book will make you stop, think and interrogate data for gender bias, I know that it did for me.”


Upcoming training and events

Monthly drop-in sessions are currently postponed due to staff working from home. However, training sessions can be arranged one-to-one via Skype. Please visit the Information Skills Training pages, to see what training the Knowledge and Library Services offers.  

Opening hours 

Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm 
Self-service access is available

Our contact details


Tel: 01235 822649


Chilton Library
Public Health England
OX11 0RQ

Our location

Chilton library is located on the 1st floor of the main building, in room B1.38. If you are visiting the library, please sign in at the reception and they will notify us to collect you.

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