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Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital: FAQs

Librarian (Mon, Tue, Thu)

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Vicki Tkacz
Contact:
64574143

Senior Librarian (Tues to Fri)

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Brigitte Bechtloff
Contact:
64574607

Head of Department

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Geraldine Stevens
Contact:
08 6457 1166

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register for services?

How do I get after-hours access to the Library?

  • After hours access can only be given to staff with a SCGH Security ID Card.
  • Medical staff are given access on commencement.
  • Students employed at SCGH are given access for the duration of their course.
  • For queries, email the HOD or t. 6457 1166

Can I access the Library from home?

  • Yes. Use your HE number and Active Directory password to login. NB: You must activate your password onsite before you can access resources remotely.
  • Students enrolled in hospital-based courses should use the logon provided for the course. 

Can I download eBooks to read offline?

  • No. Our licensing does not allow eBooks to be downloaded. They are intended to be viewed via the publisher’s website. 

How many items can I borrow & for how long?

  • Maximum - 5 items
  • Loan period - 4 weeks
  • High demand items - 2 weeks

How do I renew my loan items?

  • Go to the Library Catalogue
  • Click My account (under 'My Library' on the right)
  • Enter your name and barcode (provided on registration) and click Submit
  • A list of your borrowed items will appear with the due dates
  • Click Renew All or tick the items you wish to renew and click Renew Selected
  • Phone the Library on 6457 4143

How do I put a hold on a book that is out on loan to someone else?

  • Email, visit the library or phone us on 6457 4143

Can I borrow from other Health Libraries?

  • Yes. Give the details to library staff in person, via email or t. 6457 4143

How do I request articles the library doesn't have?

  • Use the Article Request form. You must be registered with the library to request articles.

How do I order a book or journal for my department?

  • Use the Dept Book/Journal Order form. You will need a cost centre & department authorisation before you begin.

Can I get a quote before buying?

  • Yes. Indicate your wishes in the comments section of the Order Form or email the Library. 

Does the library have a scanner/fax/copier/printer and how much does it cost?

  • Yes. A scanner and fax are available for your convenience. 
  • Colour printing and photocopying is 20c per page.
  • Black & white is 10c per page

Does the library have an image library?

  • Approximately 2 million images and associated multimedia are available from ClinicalKey alone, and may be used in your PowerPoint presentations or papers. Attribution is required.
  • SCGOPHCG has an Audio Visual Production Unit with an image library, graphic and poster design service and more.

Navigating Sites

SCGH staff should use the Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital Library website. It has red tabs.

OPH staff should use the Osborne Park Hospital Library website. It has green tabs.

Contact Us

Mon-Thurs:  8.45am-12.15pm & 1-4pm      Room 229, Level 1, E Block      t. (08) 6457 4143      e. library.scgh@health.wa.gov.au                                                          Feedback / Need Help?