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Cumberland Mental Health Library offers a range of services including document delivery, equipment loan and printing. You can learn more about these and other services below.

 

Borrowing

How can I find items to borrow?

To find items to borrow use the Library Catalogue which can be used to find items held at Libraries within the Western Sydney Local Health District, Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District and The Sydney Children's Hospitals Network.  

 

How many items can I borrow and for how long?

A maximum of 10 items can be borrowed for three weeks and can be renewed twice.

How can I register to borrow?


In order to borrow Cumberland Hospital and WSLHD Mental Health Services employees and students can fill in a library registration form then visit Cumberland Hospital Library

Catalogue

Cumberland Hospital Library offer a range of services including document delivery, equipment loan and printing. You can learn more about these and other services below.
The Catalogue can be used to find resources held at Libraries within the Western Sydney Local Health District, Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District and The Sydney Children's Hospitals Network. Remote access is available. Use the catalogue to access your online membership, renew items, reserve items from another Library to be picked up at Cumberland Mental Health Library and more.

 

Literature searches

What are literature searches?
A literature search is a systematic search using a wide breadth of information resources to obtain references on a specific topic.

 

How do I conduct a literature search?
Please see Library staff for help and training with conducting a literature search. The Library provides access to a range of Information Resources to assist you.

 

Can I request a literature search be conducted?
Librarians can conduct a literature search to assist with patient care and research based on capacity. To request a literature search complete a Literature Search Request Form. This form is available on the Forms page or hardcopies are available in the Library. Please ensure you fill in one form per request.

 

How can I find items to borrow?

To find items to borrow use the Library Catalogue which can be used to find items held at Libraries within the Western Sydney Local Health District, Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District and The Sydney Children's Hospitals Network.

Other services

Cumberland Hospital Library provides a range of services including:
  • Access print and electronic books, journals and multimedia resources
  • Use computers to access the internet and intranet
  • Print, photocopy and scan
  • Utilise quiet study areas and the Audio-Visual meeting room
  • Request literature searches. See literature searches for more information
  • Reserve books from other WSLHD libraries for pickup
  • Obtain journal articles, book chapters and book loans from outside the Library collection. See Interlibrary loans for more information
  • Have books and information resources purchased for Departments
  • Get trained in conducting research and using Library resources. See our Training services page for more information
  • And more

Interlibrary loans and document delivery

What is the interlibrary loan and document delivery service?
Interlibrary loan and document delivery is a service to obtain copies of journal articles and book chapters as well as loans of books when they are not accessible through Library resources.

Is there a cost involved?
Cumberland Hospital Library is part of a network of Health Libraries throughout Australia that provide copies of journal articles and book chapters as well as book loans for free. Majority of requests can be supplied by this network and there will be no charge involved.
However, there are times when a fee is charged for supply. The minimum charge is $16.50 per article. You will be contacted for approval prior to the request being sent if payment is required.

How do I request an interlibrary loan or document delivery?

  • If you have found a journal article using Ovid (e.g. Medline, Joanna Briggs Institute, Embase) click on the Request the Article link located to the right of the result. Fill in your details ensuring you select Mental Health Library Cumberland Hospital then click Order.
  • Fill in the Interlibrary loan and document delivery form. Please ensure you fill in one form per request.

Literature searches

What are literature searches?
A literature search is a systematic search using a wide breadth of information resources to obtain references on a specific topic.

How do I conduct a literature search?
Please see Library staff for help and training with conducting a literature search. The Library provides access to a range of Information Resources to assist you.

Can I request a literature search be conducted?
Librarians can conduct a literature search to assist with patient care and research based on capacity. To request a literature search complete a Literature Search form. Please ensure you fill in one form per request.

Purchasing items

How can I purchase an item for the library or my department?
To request an item be purchased for the library or your department fill in the Item Purchase form. All requests for Library items will be assessed and approved only if the purchase is in line with the Library’s Collection Development Policy and there are sufficient funds available. All requests for department items require approval from the head of your department and the cost will be charged back to your cost centre.

Why do department items need to be purchased through the library?
In line with WSLHD policies on purchasing, all books, journals and multimedia items to be held in your Department must be purchased through the Library. This ensures that all items are recorded in the Library Catalogue and can be accessed by all employees.

Training

Can I get training on library resources and services?
Mental Health Library Cumberland provides training on any information and library topics. Scheduled training sessions are available in My Health Learning. Alternatively one-on-one or group training, in-services or orientations on the library can be arranged. For more information on training click here.

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