What does the library have?

What does the library have?

In addition to print books, Monash Health Library provides access to eBooks, eJournals, special collections, databases, and applications.

Search our full collection of journals, books, ebooks, and articles through our catalogue. Access electronic resources directly from the catalogue by entering your employee number and password when promoted.

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Monash Health Library has PCs available for employees. PCs have access to Monash Health software, as well as specialist research software detailed below.


Software for citation management. Available at every Library PC.


Software for quantitative analysis available at select PCs in Clayton, Dandenong, and Casey libraries.


Software for qualitative analysis available at select PCs in Clayton, Dandenong, and Casey libraries.

Monash University Software

If you have a Monash University affiliation, you can access and install additional software onto a personal device.


Monash Health Library subscribes to a variety of online journals that are available to all Monash Health employees. Journals and articles can be accessed by multiple methods and apps for your convenience. These methods are outlined in the document below.

If you need assistance with accessing full-text for an journal the Library does not subscribe to, please complete a request form.

Monash Health Library – Accessing full-text journal articles

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This one page document outlines how to access full-text journal articles through the library.

Special Collections & Books

Monash Health Library has three special collections available both onsite and online.

View our guide on how to read ebooks on your device.

Anatomy Collection

The Anatomy collection is a historical collection of 3D anatomy models that were donated to the library. These items are on permanent display in the libraries at the Clayton and Casey campuses. Although the models are not for loan, Monash Health employees and students can request to use the models for teaching and education purposes. At the Clayton campus, the collection on display consists of a real full adult human skeleton, a real full child human skeleton and smaller models which cover the anatomy of the cranial cavity and brain, head and neck, orbital cavity, ear canal, tooth, heart, breast, thorax and thoracic viscera, vertebral column, male reproductive system and lower limb. An adult skeleton model is on display at the Casey campus. The Library welcomes donations of anatomical models from Monash Health employees. 

Mind & Matter Collection

The Mind and Matter collection is a growing print book collection which consists of a range of subjects including leadership, practical workplace skills, personal development as well as health stories, investigations and memoirs. The Mind & Matter collection is for loan and can be found in the libraries at the Clayton, Dandenong and Casey campuses. The Library collects Mind & Matter books through regular book acquisitions, employee recommendations and donations. Through this collection, the Library aims to promote a holistic approach to lifelong learning and employee well-being. 

Click here to see the entire collection.

Pioneers Collection

The Pioneers and History collection consists of both print and electronic books. Within the collection are biographies and personal narratives of inventors, scientists, patients, and clinicians who changed the landscape of medicine. The Pioneers and History collection consists of print books and ebooks that can be found at all Monash Health campuses or accessed from home. The Monash Health Library collects books in this collection through regular book acquisitions, licensing agreements with publishers and employee recommendations. This collection celebrates and showcases the achievements of pioneers in the field of health and medicine. 

Access the collection here.


We welcome book donations from Monash Health clinicians, health professional students and researchers.

Donations will be assessed according to the following criteria:

  • Relevancy to Monash Health staff needs as well as the mission and goals of Monash Health.
  • Appropriateness of the level of treatment for the subject area and targeted audience.
  • Accuracy and objectivity of contents.
  • Strength of current library holdings in the same or similar subject area(s).
  • Authority of the author or issuing body.
  • Lasting value of the materials; including cost and format.
  • Usefulness; including potential duplication of resources already held, physical condition of the material, and expectations of reasonable use and access.