Clinical Library & Information Network

The Clinical Library & Information Network (CLIN) is a cooperative network of all South Western Sydney Local Health District Hospital Libraries, sharing resources and services across the district to support patient care, research, education, professional development, and policy/protocol development.

Library locations and hours of service

  • Bankstown Clinical Library - Level 4, Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital
    Monday to Friday (8.30am - 5.00pm)
  • Michael Khoo Library - Education Centre, Bowral & District Hospital
    Monday and Tuesday (9.00am - 3.00pm)
  • Macarthur Clinical Library - MCS Building, Ground Floor, Campbelltown Hospital
    Monday to Friday (8.00am - 4.30pm)
  • Fairfield Clinical Library - Level 1, Fairfield Hospital
    Monday to Friday (8.30am - 5.00pm)
  • Ken Merten Library - Ground Floor, Don Everett Building, Liverpool Hospital
    Monday to Friday (8.30am - 5.00pm)

Membership and borrowing

All staff of South Western Sydney Local Health District, students and academics affiliated with the medical faculties of UNSW Sydney, Western Sydney University and University of Wollongong; and other affiliated groups by arrangement are eligible to join and use the CLIN Libraries.

Staff and students may register for a library card by using the online staff or student form located on the CLIN website or visit your local CLIN Library and complete a print form.

Staff may borrow up to six items for a two or three week loan period

Students may borrow up to six items for a two week loan period

Items may be renewed on or before the due date by phone, in person or via the Library Online Catalogue. Items may be renewed as long as the particular item is not overdue and has not been reserved by another borrower.

Items may be returned to any CLIN Library. All CLIN Libraries have after hours return bins for returning outside Library hours.
Please phone your local CLIN Library for their locations.

All CLIN Libraries charge overdue fines of $1.00 per item per day. To avoid fines return items or renew items on or before the date due.

Online Resources

All CLIN Libraries offer access to electronic resources via their MyAthens portal.
Online resources are also linked through the Library Online Catalogue.
Contact your local CLIN Library for more information.

Use the online form on the CLIN website to register for a MyAthens account to access your local CLIN Library's eResources from work or home.

Interlibrary Loan and Document Supply Service

Journal articles can be requested through your local CLIN Library's Interlibrary Loans (ILL) & Document Supply Service. Complete the online form located on the CLIN website or complete a print form available at any CLIN Library. Contact your local CLIN Library for further information.

If you need a book or book chapter from a book not held by a CLIN Library complete the online Interlibrary Loans (ILL) & Document Supply form located on the CLIN website or complete a print form available at any CLIN Library. Contact your local CLIN Library for further information.

CLIN Interlibrary Loans (ILL) & Document Supply Service operates on a cost recovery basis, requests are usually free. You will be notified if any charges apply.

Education and Training

All CLIN Libraries provide a variety of education sessions to suit individuals and small groups.
Education sessions include Searching CIAP, Searching CINAHL, support for Research searching, Literature Search assistance and EndNote Basics.
Sessions may be booked via My Health Learning or by contacting your local CLIN Library. All sessions will accrue CPD points on completion.

Room Bookings and Equipment

Bankstown, Campbelltown and Liverpool Hospital Libraries have bookable rooms. The Room Bookings webpage on the CLIN website lists the available rooms and an online form to book these rooms.

Bankstown and Liverpool have audio-visual equipment which may be booked. Use the Room Booking webpage on the CLIN website to access Bankstown or Liverpool for a list of equipment and the online booking form.

All CLIN Libraries have computers with internet access, MS Office, EMR access and EndNote for client use. Contact your local CLIN Library for more information.

All CLIN Libraries offer photocopying, printing and scanning services. Contact your local CLIN Library for more information. Charges may apply.

Bankstown Clinical Library
Fairfield Medical Library
Ken Merten Library
Macarthur Clinical Library
Michael Khoo Library