Clinical Library & Information Network

Welcome to the Clinical Library & Information Network

The Clinical Library & Information Network (CLIN) is made up of all South Western Sydney Local Health District Libraries and forms a co-operative network to manage and share library services and resources across the District.

The CLIN Libraries are dedicated to the provision of evidence-based information for patient care, research and professional development. The CLIN Libraries support evidence-based practice, research and life-long learning. Our clients are the staff, academics and students based across South Western Sydney Local Health District. The CLIN Libraries provide print and electronic resources as well as a wide range of services.

All CLIN Libraries have a welcoming environment where staff and students can use computers, study or just catch up on their professional reading.

The CLIN (SWSLHD) Libraries are happy to launch for beta testing our improved
one-stop shop to search across all the SWSLHD Libraries' and CIAP's online resources. Select this link to provide your feedback.

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The Library online catalogue can be accessed from work or home.


MyAthens portal provides access to CLIN Libraries eResources including CINAHL and ProQuest.


Access to the online ACORN Australian College of Perioperative Nursing Standards.


The CLIN Libraries provide access to CINAHL (nursing and midwifery) database.


This access point will take you to UpToDate via the CIAP Website.


CIAP provides information and resources to support evidence-based practice at the point of care.

Who can use the Library?

Appropriate identification must be worn to access and use the Library facilities, either Hospital ID or Student ID.

Access may be denied if appropriate ID is not sighted by Library Staff - Not open to the general public (No ID No Access).
No Surgical Scrubs may be worn into any CLIN Library as per SWSLHD Policy.   Drinks with lids are allowed in any CLIN Library.

All Libraries are closed on weekends and public holidays.

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