Committed to Education

library FAQ content banner


You can borrow a maximum of 10 items for a period of 3 weeks. Items will be automatically renewed three times unless reserved by someone else.


If you are an WSLHD Mental Health staff member fill in a Mental Health Library, Cumberland Hospital Registration form.


You can find items to borrow using the Library Catalogue which can be used to find items available for borrowing at Libraries within the Western Sydney Local Health District, Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District and The Sydney Children's Hospitals Network. 

Renew and reserve items

You can renew items or reserve items from another library to be picked up at Mental Health Library, Cumberland Hospital by contacting us.  
You can renew or reserve an item currently on loan yourself online by logging in to the Library Catalogue

For further help visit the Catalogue page. 


Computers and Technology


All staff and clinical students are welcome to use the available kiosk computers to access the intranet, internet, complete mandatory training and access eResources such as the Library Catalogue and the Clinical Information Access Portal


Free WiFi is available in the hospital.


Interlibrary loans and document delivery

Interlibrary loans 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 eResources.  

You can request an interlibrary loan or document delivery by filling in the Mental Health Library, Cumberland Hospital Request an article, book chapter or book loan Form or follow the article request links in CIAP/Ovid.  


Literature Searches

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

You can request a literature search by completing a Mental Health Library, Cumberland Hospital Literature Search Form

If you require help and training with conducting a literature search please contact us.  


Meeting Room


You can book the Audio-Visual meeting room by emailing [email protected] [email protected] with your: 
  • meeting subject 
  • date and time 
  • whether video conferencing is required 


Purchasing Items

You can request an item be purchased for the library or your department by filling in the Mental Health Library, Cumberland Hospital Purchase Request Form.



Mental Health Library, Cumberland Hospital provides training to help you improve your information and research skills. Training topics include beginner and advanced searching using databases such as Medline and PubMed, the Clinical Information Access Portal (CIAP), effective search strategies.


Scheduled and tailored sessions 

You can sign up for scheduled training sessions using My Health Learning.  
You can arrange one-on-one or group training, in-services or library orientations by contacting us
For more information including a list of scheduled sessions view the Library Training Courses page.  


Looking for General
Orientation information?

See more

WSLHD Facilities

Need to make a room booking?