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About the BMDH Library

Frequently asked questions

The Peter Zelas Library, Blacktown - 8:30 to 4:30 Monday to Friday

Mount Druitt – 9:30 to 2:30 Mondays and Tuesdays.

Closed public holidays and weekends



The Peter Zelas Library, Blacktown Hospital 
Level 1
Western Sydney University Clinical School, Building M
Blacktown Hospital

PO Box 792

The Library is located on Level 1 of the Western Sydney University Clinical School Building with entry via the glass doors on Level 3 .

Mount Druitt Hospital Library
Railway Street
Mt Druitt 2770

The Library is located in the Main Building, Level 1 between Pathology and Maintenance.


The Blacktown Mount Druitt Hospital Libraries provide information services and resources in support of the educational, research, and clinical programs of the staff of Blacktown and Mount Druitt Hospitals. However, as we are part of Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) all staff members of WSLHD are eligible to borrow. Students may also borrow from the library (conditions apply).

To join the Library you need to register online. After completing this form, visit the Library making sure to take your Hospital ID with you to complete the registration process and collect your membership number.

You may have 10 books checked out at any one time.

Books in the Blacktown Mount Druitt Hospital Libraries circulating collection may be checked out for a period of three weeks.


Renewals may be made by telephone, online or visiting the library, as long as the item has not been reserved to another library member.


No, we do not normally charge fines BUT In circumstances, where an item is long overdue or lost on loan, charges will apply.


Yes your membership entitles you to borrow from other libraries in our network however, it is your responsibility to ensure that you abide by the rules of the lending library in question.


Yes, you will need to fill out a request form located at the Circulation Desk or ask a library staff member. * This service is only available to hospital staff.


In most cases journal articles and books will be supplied to you free of charge. There are instances when we cannot supply your request through our regular free suppliers, in these rare instances you will be notified and asked if you want to proceed with the request. If you do, we will advise you of the cost of the article or loan and ask you to provide us with a signed request form with your direct supervisor's signature and the cost code that the article should be charged to.


Register on register on My Health Learning or contact Parnita Singh on 9851 6032 or Parnita.Singh@health.nsw.gov.au. To view available courses visit Library Training Courses or for more detailed training information including online tutorials visit the BMDH training guide.


Printing and photocopies are charged at 15 cents for black and white and $1.00 for colour. If you are a member of staff you may use the follow-me-print option on the multifunction device for work-related purposes. All personal printing for staff must be paid for.


Onsite access

To access CIAP using a work device such as your work computer visit http://www.ciap.health.nsw.gov.au. There is no need to login using a work device.

Offsite access

To access CIAP resources remotely using a non-work device such as your home computer or personal mobile phone go to CIAP then click Login on the top right hand corner of the page. You can then login using your stafflink login to access CIAP resources.

CIAP login



Call 9851 6025 and ask to speak with a librarian.


We welcome all suggestion for adding items to our collection. Please complete a recommendation form online. All recommendations are evaluated by the Library Manager and selected according to their relevance to the library's collection development policy and budgetary considerations. All requesters receive a response. Complete a form here Recommend a purchase


You may search for journals on our library catalogue by clicking here.


In order to save your search history and re-run your search, you will need to setup a Personal Account with Ovid database.

  • Click on Create a new Personal account. Follow the instructions on screen. Choose any account name and password.
  • Perform the search you want to save.
  • Check the box next to the search you wish to save (under Search History). Then click in the box marked Save.
  • By default your search will be saved permanently. Saving a search temporarily means it will disappear after 24 hours (not advised).
  • If you sign up for AutoAlert each time the database is updated, any references which match your search criteria will be sent to you in an email. Make your selection of permanent, temporary or auto-alert from the Type drop down menu.
  • Give the search a logical name so you can easily recognise it in future. Also, add the name of the database you are using as you may perform the same search in other databases.
  • Click on Save to complete the process.
  • Once you have saved a search strategy, you can run it again at a later date by clicking on View Saved in the top right hand corner.
  • Select the search you want to run and click Run. Your results will be available back on the main search page. Click on the search tab to get there.