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Forms for Library Services


 Staff Registration   Request Articles

WNHS staff - complete the Staff Registration form once only unless your work or personal address details change.

Use the Request Articles form only when registered.

  Student Library Registration

University students - complete this form if you want to borrow items from the Library. If you are completing a KEMH course or are also employed by KEMH you have access to all services & should complete the staff registration or contact us (M-F, 9am-5pm) on 6458 1499. 

 Request a Literature Search

WNHS staff only. Use this online form to request a specific search of the literature by a librarian. Any problems please contact us (M-F, 9am-5pm) on 6458 1499. 

 Request Training

We offer general training in library services, help with using specific resources, or can tailor training to your needs. Any problems please contact us (M-F, 9am-5pm) on 6458 1499. 

 Order a Book for your Department

Use this form if you want the library to purchase a book or journal to be stored in your department and paid for from your cost centre. Any problems please contact us (M-F, 9am-5pm) on 6458 1499. 

 Suggest a Book for the Library

Use this form to suggest a book, journal or DVD you think the Library should have. Please provide a reason for your suggestion. Any problems please contact us (M-F, 9am-5pm) on 6458 1499. 


Frequently Asked Questions

Click on the relevant link below for a list of frequently asked questions about the following:

 Library Access  |  Online Access  |  Borrowing  | Resources / Services  | Training


Library Access

When is the Library open?

How do I become a member of the Medical Library?

I am an obstetrician / midwife but not a KEMH staff member or student - can I access KEMH Library resources?

How do I get after hours access to the Library?

Can staff access / borrow from the Consumer Health Library (WNHL)?

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Online Access

How can I access the Library's online resources from home / at another hospital?

Does the Library have UpToDate?

I am a student at KEMH - how can I access the Library's online resources?

What resources can I access on my mobile?

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How many items (books, DVDs, journals) can I borrow & for how long?

How do I know when my items are due back & can I renew them?

Can I put a hold on a book / DVD / journal that is checked out to someone else?

Can I borrow a book from one of the other health libraries?

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Resources / Services

What is EndNote & how do I get it for my computer?

Does the Library provide access to SPSS software for statistical analysis?

I have a reference / citation for a journal article - how can I find out if the Library has the article?

How can I find out if the Library has a specific book / DVD ?

Can I request a book or journal article the Library doesn't have?

Which library do I request a book or journal article from if I work across 2 or more locations?

Can I request a literature search?

I think the Library should have this book / DVD / Journal - can I ask you to purchase it?

How do I order a book / DVD / journal for my department?

Does the Library have a photocopier / printer / scanner / fax machine I can use? How much does it cost?

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Can I get help with EndNote?

Can I book a Library orientation / training session for staff / students?

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Access from Home or Other Sites

WNHS staff with KEMH on-site computer log-in can access the Library's online resources off-site using the same log-in.

WNHS staff located at another site, and staff from other WA Health sites temporarily working at KEMH will need to apply for EzProxy access  - please see How to Request EzProxy Access

Or contact the Library: 6458 1499