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
    • Inter-library loan and document supply service
    • 24/7 Computer lab access 
    • Wireless Internet access
    • Photocoping (no fees)
    • Printing (Col & B&W) (no fees)
    • Wireless printing (laptops)
    • Scanning to email
    • Access to electronic databases
    • Library Hub 
    • Referencing 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.

Bathurst Health Service

Phone: (02) 6330 5344

Dubbo Health Service

Phone: (02) 6809 6485

Far West Health Library, Broken Hill

Phone: (08) 8080 1210

Orange Health Service

Phone: (02) 6369 3582


Veronica Barlow

Veronica Barlow
Research Librarian

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