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Library Services

The Psychiatric Services Library provides a high quality library and information service to mental health professionals working in the Western Australian public health system, to support the mission, values and goals of their Health Services.

We support informed decision making and evidence-based practice through the provision of information in a variety of formats. Our client services include skills training, literature searching, current information alerts, providing inter-library loans and document delivery.

Borrow

Books, series, and audiovisual items may be borrowed by registered Library members for 4 weeks. Up to 10 items may be borrowed concurrently.

A loan on an item may be renewed twice, to a maximum of 3 months in total, providing it has not been reserved. Loans can be renewed via the library catalogue link on this site, using the library PIN issued when you join the library. If you don't remember your PIN please contact us.

To help you keep your loans up to date, we send an overdue message to your email address. If you want to extend your loan, you may then either login to the catalogue using the link supplied in the overdue notice, or respond by email or phone. Please let us know your preferred email address and update us if you change it.

Items can be reserved for you, and you will be notified when the item is ready for collection.

Request Copies and Books

Resources not held in this Library may be obtained from other libraries if they are for work related purposes. Please use the request form on the Forms page to make any requests.

Facilities

A photocopier may be used at no charge when copying for work related purposes. Photocopying is available for 15 cents per copy for non-staff.

Two computers are available for staff who have an authorised login.

A variety of comfortable seating and desks. Tea and coffee is available in a nearby tea-room.

Web Services

Psychiatric Services Library staff maintain the Psychiatric Services Library webpage and the Graylands Campus intranet.

Please contact us by phoning 9347 6712 or emailing with suggestions for improvements or to report any broken links.

Reference Services

Having trouble finding the information you need? Need the evidence to support a decision, policy or guideline? We can find it for you.

We can help you with:
Literature searches using high quality sources of evidence.
Statistics, facts, addresses, organisations.
Examples of best practice.
Finding specific documents.

On receipt of your request a Librarian will search the Library collections, resources and databases to obtain the information you need.

Information Skills Training

The training offered by the library is designed to enable you to get the maximum use of the information resources available to you for your work-related needs.

Library staff can provide hands-on training in small classes on request.

In Finding Information Resources you could learn about the various information resources available to you through the library webpage, as well as how to easily find books and journals.

A Database Searching Skills session would provide an introduction to searching for published literature, showing you how to find journal articles on a subject from databases such as PsycINFO. It could include time spent practicing search skills with support from the course leader, as well as the practical use of EndNote, which is available to all WA Health staff.

These sessions can be tailored to meet your needs and are ideal for lunchtime, a departmental / practice meeting or a Professional Development session. As long as we have a suitable venue, we can deliver our training practically anywhere...

For further information, or to make a booking, please contact the library on 9347 6712 or email the Psychiatric Services Library.