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Service Outline

The Mental Health Library is the major mental health library for western Sydney, providing a library/information services for mental health workers, researchers and students of Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD). Our service supports education, research, evidence-based patient care and professional development, with an emphasis on life-long learning skills.

Service Outline

Service Profile

Reporting Line and Organisational Position, Cumberland Mental Health Library reports to Clare Lorenzen, Executive Manager, Mental Health Services

Department outline

The Mental Health Library is the major mental health library for western Sydney. Our service supports education, research, evidence-based patient care and professional development, with an emphasis on life-long learning skills.

List of services

  • Membership to our libraries
  • An up-to-date, authoritative medical reference collection of books and journals in print and electronic formats
  • Literature searches
  • Inter-Library Loans/document delivery
  • Computer access for intranet and CIAP
  • Education/Training on using the resources, including orientation and the development of advanced information retrieval skills
  • Multifunction printers, scanners and photocopiers (colour as well as black and white)
  • Copyright expert advice
  • Purchasing of information resources Mental Health Services departments and units
  • Room bookings
  • Quiet areas for individual study and research
  • Collaborative work areas
  • Computer training room for training on accessing evidence-based medicine resources and for accessing information electronically

Contact Information

Cumberland Hospital Library

Telephone
02 9840 3503
Fax
02 9840 3575
Email
WSLHD-CumberlandLibrary@health.nsw.gov.au
Internal Address
Building 29,
Cumberland Hospital
External Mailing Address
Mental Health Library,
Cumberland Hospital,
Locked Bag 7118
Parramatta CBD  NSW  2124

Key Staff Contact Details

Tracy McDonald Library Manager
02 9840 3501
Email: Tracy.Mcdonald@health.nsw.gov.au
Sandra Dayao Library Technician
02 9840 3503
Email: Sandra.Dayao@health.nsw.gov.au

Opening Hours

  • Monday to Friday 9:30 – 17:00
    Closed on weekends and public holidays.
  • An after-hours return chute, located next to the front door, is provided to return resources.

 

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