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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

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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.