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Library: Services

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.
  • Other staff may apply for approval, email the HOD or t. 6457 1166

Can I access the Library from home?

  • Yes. Use your WA Health username and password to log in.
    NOTE: You must activate your password onsite before you can access resources via login.
  • Students enrolled in hospital-based courses should use the login 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 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 currently on loan?

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

Can I borrow from other Health Libraries?

  • Yes. Send details of the book required to the Library via email or t. 6457 4143

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

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

  • Use the Dept Book/Journal Order form. Please ensure the purchase is authorised by the Head of Department or Division.

Can I get a quote before buying?

  • Yes. Please request a quote 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. ‚Äč

Does the library have an image library?

  • Approximately 2 million images and associated multimedia are available in ClinicalKey and may be used in your PowerPoint presentations or papers. Attribution is required.
  • The SCGOPHCG Audio Visual Production Unit can provide access to an image library and offer a graphic design service.

Library Staff

Brigitte Bechtloff, A/Head of Department
Monday to Wednesday
(08) 6457 4607

Tazien Pirmorady-Esfahani, Librarian
Monday to Thursday
(08) 6457 4143

Megan O'Connor, Librarian
Wednesday to Thursday
(08) 6457 1166

Contact Us

Monday - Thursday:  9am - 4pm      Room 229, Level 1, E Block      t. (08) 6457 4143      e. library.scgh@health.wa.gov.au                                                          Feedback / Need Help?