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Barwon Health Library Service: Membership

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Membership application form

Barwon Health Library Membership allows you to:

1. Access online resources when you are offsite
2. 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. If you prefer, you can use your Library login to access CHC resources at home - one less password to remember.

Online Access to Library Resources

Four steps to accessing online Library resources offsite

Step 1: Library Membership
Go to step 2 if already a Library member. If not, apply online then wait for your membership confirmation email.
This 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 can be activated.

Step 2: Create a Library Online Account
After receiving the membership confirmation email, visit the Sign In page.

Step 3: Set a Password
Click the Set/reset password link at the bottom of the screen.

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


After requesting a new password, you will receive an email containing instructions on setting your password. This is sent to the email address associated with your Library Membership.

Step 4: Accessing content from home

At work, most subscribed content is automatically accessible. At home however you will need to login.

Firstly go to the Library site from home - just google barwon health library, and then click on the second link as below.

Google the library

Use the library site as you normally would and just login when requested.

Please contact us if you have any issues.