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Barwon Health Library Service: Membership

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Membership application form

Become a Barwon Health Library Member to access online resources offsite and to borrow print books.


The Library has three categories of Membership, each with different eligibility criteria and available services

Please refer to our Barwon Health Library Membership Policy for the services available to you

Clinicans Health Channel

The Clinicians Health Channel contains many databases and journal titles that are accessible to Barwon Health staff. These resources are provided by the Victorian Department of Health.

Visit the Clinicians Health Channel website for more information and to register for offsite access to Clinicians Health Channel resources.

Online Access

These instructions will help you set up the necessary registration for access to Library online resources.

Step 1: Library Membership
If you're not already a Library Member, sign up online then wait for your membership confirmation email before proceeding.
Please note this email is not system-generated and will therefore only be sent out during business hours. Membership details must be confirmed by Library staff before offsite access is able to be activated

If are already a Library member, proceed to Step 2

Step 2: Create a Library Online Account
After receiving the membership confirmation email containing your Library Membership number, visit the Sign in page on the Library catalogue.

Step 3: Set a Password
Click the Set/reset password link on the next screen.

Then enter your Library Member number and click Request new password.

Your Library Member number will be the number on the back of your Library card if you have been issued with one, or your employee number. This will be confirmed in the confirmation email received from Step 1.

An email containing instructions on setting your password will be sent to the email address associated with your Library Membership.

Step 4: Got your Password? Then Sign In!

Visit the Library catalogue and click the Sign In link next to Login to Library Account.

Enter your Library Member Number and Password and click Sign In.

As long as you are signed in, you can search the Library's holdings and click through to access them from any location onsite or offsite.

Please contact us if you have any issues.