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Library spaces & facilities

contact us icon Contact the Austin Health Library
phone: 03 9496 5393
hours: Mon-Fri 8.30am-5.00pm

Opening hours icon Austin Health Library Opening Hours

24/7 access to the Austin Health Library space is available for Austin Health and Mercy Hospital for Women (Heidelberg) staff and students using their Austin swipe card.

The Library bookroom is open  Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 5.00pm (closed public holidays). 
Library staff are also available during those times. Library members, contact the Library if you would like to borrow a book outside bookroom opening hours.

The Library is not available to patients or the public.


location iconAustin Health Library location

Level 4, Lance Townsend Building
145 Studley Road, Heidelberg VIC 3084

From the Austin Hospital main entrance on level 1 take the lift to level 4. 
Take a sharp right turn out of the lift and proceed along the corridor which starts directly to the right of the lifts.
Follow the signs to the Lance Townsend Building.
The Library entrance will be on your left. Look overhead for the Health Sciences Library sign.
We are opposite the John Lindell lecture theatre.


Maps icon Austin Health Library map location

Maps - see how to get to Austin Hospital


Postal address icon Austin Health Library postal address

Austin Health Library
Austin Hospital
PO Box 5555
Heidelberg, VIC 3084, Australia

Austin and MHW (Heidelberg) staff can book a one-on-one or group consultation with a Librarian.

Austin Health Library spaces, facilities and amenities

The Library is a welcoming space for all Austin and Mercy Hospital for Women (Heidelberg) staff and students. Study desks, relaxing couch areas, frequent displays and historical collections are all available, 24/7. See the tabs on the left for further details about room and booth bookings, printing, computers and wifi.

Please note that food is not allowed to be consumed in the Library (drinks are permitted). Water refill stations are located in CEU.

Seating and small tables to eat at are located in front of the lifts in the Harold Stokes Building (to the left when leaving the Library) or other areas located throughout the Austin campus - Austin Hospital Staff break areas map (Austin access only).


Austin Health Library toilet facilities

Toilets are located next to the John Lindell Theatre, which is directly opposite the Library.


Austin Health Library Book Room

The Book Room holds our comprehensive print collection. It is open Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 5.00pm. This room is also a group study area where you can meet with your colleagues for study and quiet discussion. This room cannot be booked.

Library members, contact the Library if you would like to borrow at book outside book room opening hours.

Headphones and chargers

The Library has headphones and phone and computer chargers available for short-term loan. Please ask at the front desk.