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Blacktown and Mount Druitt Hospital Libraries offer a range of services including document delivery, equipment loan and printing. You can learn more about these and other services below.

The Library catalogue

The catalogue is a listing off all the items held in the libraries in WSLHD, NBMLHD and the Children’s Hospital Westmead. Library members may borrow items from all of these libraries (conditions apply). You can search the online catalogue for books, reports, journals and multimedia items from work or home at Spydus.
Using the barcode (on the back of your ID) and your password you can login to:
  • Renew loaned items
  • Check on your reservations
  • Search past loan history

Borrowing information

Journals are not for loan.
Reference material is not for loan.
BMDH Closed Reserve items are available for 3 days loan and cannot be renewed.
General collection items (books, DVDs) are available for a three week loan, with up to 10 items being allowed to be borrowed at any one time.Items may be renewed twice (if not on hold to another patron):
  • via the Catalogue (if the items are not overdue),
  • by phone,
  • or by bringing them back to the Library.
Reminder notices are sent to Blacktown and Mount Druitt borrowers. If overdue items are not returned within a reasonable period after receipt of a Final Notice you will be invoiced for replacement costs and your membership placed on hold. Students examination results will also be withheld if overdue fines and items are outstanding at the end of the academic year. Charges for overdue or damaged items vary between libraries. Please read the Library Policy for details.

Document delivery

Articles from journals not held by Blacktown or Mountt Druitt Hospital Libraries or not available online, may be obtained from external sources and delivered straight to your desktop. Blacktown Mount Druitt Hospital libraries are part of a nation-wide network of health libraries which provide articles without cost. Therefore for most requests there will be no charges applied. Articles not able to be provided from this network may still be requested but charges will apply.
The library staff fulfills requests from Blacktown and Mt Druitt staff 5 days a week but requests can be submitted 24/7 and will be actioned at the start of business on the next working day.
Requests can be made:

Printing

Photocopying and printing charges
A4 B&W - 15 cents per page
A3 B&W - 20 cents per page
A4 Colour - $1 per page
A3 Colour - $3 per page
Scanning
No charge
Blacktown Library
Photocopying and printing are retrieved by staff after the document is sent to the printer and then charged to the user. At any time just ask staff for assistance. Department printing can be done by completing an Authority Form.
Mount Druitt Library
For any personal printing or copying you will need to speak to a member of staff before copying. Payment can be made by cash. Departments will need to complete the register found near the MFD.

Other services

The library also offers comb binding, laminating and book covering services.
Comb Binding charges
Clear cover - $2.00
Backs - $3.20
Combs - starting from $0.50
Laminating charges
A4 pouches - $2.20
A3 pouches - $4.80
Book covering - $4.00
Books can be covered in non-stick clear PVC or self-adhesive plastic.

 

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