To provide quality library services for employees of Taranaki District Health Board and health professionals in the community.
Taranaki DHB Library supports the clinical, research and educational activities of all staff and health professionals in the community by providing access to information.
The library maintains a comprehensive print collection, as well as facilitating access to electronic resources. It also provides reference and interlibrary loan services and end-user training in database searching.
Becoming a registered user
Health professionals in the community may become registered users of this library. Please email the librarian to register. Please be aware that access to some online resources is restricted to users on site at Taranaki DHB.
The library is open from 7.00am to 4.00pm, Monday to Friday. Community Outreach members may have access after hours by prior arrangement.
The library print collection can be searched here.
The library is a member of the HealthLib Network which offers free interloan services from most health libraries in New Zealand.
There may be a charge if obtaining interloans from outside this network - usual charge is $15.00 but urgent requests may be $20 - $30. Most journal articles are supplied within 48 hours, and books within seven days. For urgent clinical need same-day supply of journal articles is usually possible.
For postgraduate studies, please use the library of your tertiary provider as the first resource for material.
Literature searches are carried out on MEDLINE, CINAHL, PSYCHINFO, or other databases on request.
Group sessions on database searching, or one-to-one available on request.
Access to databases is restricted to registered users of this library. Apply to the Librarian for the required passwords and login links. Databases available for use outside the hospital are:
OVID Databases Package
- AMED 1985 to present (Allied and Complementary Medicine)
- Medline 1950 to present
- PsycInfo 1887 to present
- Ovid Nursing Database
The Proquest collection includes:
- Consumer Health
- Healthcare Administration
- Public Health
The library is in the Education Centre on Level 3, alongside the Human Resources Department.
Phone: (06) 753 7765 or (06) 753 6139 extn 7914
Facsimile: (06) 753 7730
Private Bag 2016
New Plymouth 4342
Last updated: Friday, November 22, 2019