In order to borrow Westmead Hospital staff and University of Sydney staff and students based at Westmead can fill in a library registration form then visit the Library with identification to complete their registration. There is no membership fee for Westmead Hospital staff and eligible University of Sydney staff and students.
External health professionals and students may apply for membership:
Membership Fees (includes GST)
External Professional and post graduates $220.00 p.a.
AMC/ADEC candidates $110.00 or $66.00 (6 months)
Non-Government organisations $550.00 p.a.
External Undergraduate Students $55.00 (registration fees) + refundable deposit of $100.00
Undergraduate membership available for the academic year only.
The Westmead Hospital Library collection is accessed via Spydus
which also includes the holdings of the other Western Sydney Local Health District Libraries;
- Auburn Hospital,
- Peter Zelas Library, Blacktown Hospital,
- Mount Druitt Hospital
- Mental Health Library Cumberland Hospital.
In addition you can search across the holdings of the:
- Blue Mountains Hospital
- Nepean Hospital
- Forensic and Analytical Science Service
Westmead Hospital staff are able to borrow from any of the above Libraries. Ask Library staff for assistance in reserving a book located at another Library.
You can borrow a maximum of 10 books in total across the library network. Loans are usually for 3 weeks, with the exception of closed reserve items (2 hours).
Westmead Hospital Library has a self-check machine for book loans or you can ask at the Library desk.
Items can be renewed twice provided there is no reservation on the item and it is not already overdue. You can renew online by logging into the Library system. Your ‘Borrower ID’ is your Library barcode and you can reset your password if necessary.
Items not returned by the due date will accrue a fine of 1$ per day per item and you will not be able to borrow if your fines exceed $25.