Alfred Health Libraries

Alfred Health Libraries are independent of Monash University Library and have a Library Services Agreement that facilitates cooperation. The Alfred Health Libraries contribute to the learning, teaching and research activities of staff and students based at the Alfred campus, Caulfield Hospital and Sandringham Hospital or on clinical or practical placement at these institutions. In addition to general medicine and surgery, the library's collection strengths are immunology, epidemiology and preventive medicine.

The library also works with staff and students based in the other AMREP partner institutions, ie the Alfred Hospital, the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute and the Burnet Institute.


Alfred Hospital

Tel: +61 3 9076 3042

Location:  Ian Potter Library Ground Floor, AMREP Building Commercial Road,  Melbourne VIC 3004

How to get there:  Google map
From hospital entrance, straight ahead to lifts; turn left; follow the signs

Opening hours: Monday - Friday: 8.30am-5.00pm
Closed on public holidays

Caulfield Hospital

Tel: +61 3 9076 6832

Location: Health Sciences Library, Building 10 (Fethers Block)
260 Kooyong Road
Caulfield, VIC 3162

How to get there:  Google map

Opening hours: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 9am-5pm
Closed on public holidays

Borrowing from Alfred Health Libraries

Monash staff and students can borrow from Alfred Health Libraries while on clinical placements, practical placements or enrolled in one or more subjects affiliated with a Monash University Department based at Alfred Health. You need a current Monash University staff or student ID card and to register at the Ian Potter Library desk to be able to borrow.

Amongst the Ian Potter Library (Alfred) library collection there are some Monash University Library books for Monash student use. They can be found in Search. Other Monash University staff and students or CAVAL card holders can borrow only this Monash-owned material in person or by making a Loan request through Search.  Requested items can be picked up at a Monash University branch library or at the Ian Potter Library.  Some items may not be available for intercampus loan if they have been placed in the short loan section.

The Ian Potter Library (Alfred) has its own collection and loans system. This means that the loan status (ie availability) shown in Search may not always be accurate and the item may not be available on the shelves.

The Ian Potter Library catalogue is accessible here.

Printing and copying at Alfred Health Libraries

Photocopying and printing are available at The Ian Potter Library and the Caulfield Health Sciences Library