The Far West Health Library provides a wide range of services to BHUDRH staff and students, Far West LHD employees and all health professionals located in Broken Hill and surrounding areas.


Monday - Friday
8:30am - 5pm (CST)

ONLINE Libraries Catalogue


The library collection covers medicine, nursing, Aboriginal health, rural & remote health and research methodology, as well as providing support and training for Clinical Information Access Portal (CIAP), NSW Health database.

A full-time Research Librarian is available to assist with information requests, research projects and document provision.  

    • A large range of books, journals and audio visual resources
    • Literature searches
    • Research support
    • CIAP training
    • Endnote training
    • Reference interviews
    • Inter-library loan and document supply service
    • 24/7 Computer lab access 
    • Internet access
    • Photocoping (no fees)
    • Printing (Col & B&W) (no fees)
    • Scanning to email
    • Access to electronic databases
    • Library Hub 
    • Referencing styles support
    • Individual study desks

The Library Network of Western NSW and Far West Local Health Districts

The Library Network of Western NSW and Far West Local Health Districts is offered from five locations and provides effective, timely and user-friendly services supporting education, research, evidenced-based patient care, clinical decision making and continuing professional development, ultimately assisting in quality patient care.

A Login/Password is not necessary for Catalogue searching.

Staff and students of affiliated institutions who are registered borrowers of the Library Network of Western NSW & Far West LHDs can be assigned a login to utilise additional features in the Catalogue, such as personal saved lists and managing loans & renewals. To become a registered borrower and/or obtain your login, please contact your local Health library.

HealthStats NSW is an interactive, web-based application that allows users to freely access data and tailor reports about the health of the New South Wales (NSW) population. It covers a range of health risk factors, diseases, locations, and specific populations and provides information on:

    • the health status of the NSW population
    • health inequalities and the determinants of health
    • health inequalities and the determinants of health
    • the major causes of disease and injury and current health challenges
    • trends in health and comparisons between age groups and geographic locations

Broken Hill health status via HealthStats NSW website

The health of Australia's children - AIHW website

The Bureau of Health Information is a board-governed organisation that publishes independent reports about the performance of the NSW public healthcare system.  

Explore the BHI website for comprehensive information including: Healthcare Observer; BHI reports; Patient surveys; Information about public hospitals in NSW; Information about NSW ambulance performance and more.

    • All about Olive
    • Castle
    • Last cab to Darwin
    • Mad Max (1,2&3)
    • Outback ER (ABC 2015)
    • Priscilla, queen of the desert
    • Razorback (2005- Widescreen collectors edn)
    • Red Dog
    • Ten Canoes
    • The Doctor
    • The Sapphires
    • The Tracker
    • Wake in fright (1971)
    • Wake in fright (2017)

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Bathurst Health Service

Phone: (02) 6330 5344

Centre for Rural & Remote Mental Health, Bloomfield Hospital Library

Phone: (02) 6363 8450

Dubbo Health Service

Phone: (02) 6809 6485

Far West Health Library, Broken Hill

Phone: (08) 8080 1210

Orange Health Service

Phone: (02) 6369 3582

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If you have queries about the library, including after hours access to Computer Lab, please contact Veronica Barlow:

Veronica Barlow

Veronica Barlow
Research Librarian