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.


Alfred Hospital

Tel: +61 3 9076 3042

Location: Ian Potter Library, Innovation & Education Hub, Ground Floor, 55 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: 9.00am-5.00pm
Closed on public holidays

Caulfield Hospital

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

Access: Request door keypad code (9076 3042)

How to get there:  Google map

Borrowing from Alfred Health Libraries

Monash staff and students can borrow from Ian Potter Library 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.

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.

Borrowing is not available from the Caulfield Hospital Health Science Library

Printing and copying at Alfred Health Libraries

Photocopying and printing are not available at the Ian Potter Library and the Caulfield Health Sciences Library.