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About the Library: Introduction to the SA Health Library Service

Brief introduction to the SA Health Library Service

About the SA Health Library Service

The SA Health Library Service (SAHLS) provides high quality library and information services and plays a crucial role in facilitating access to reliable, evidence-based information that supports clinical decision-making, patient care, research, and professional development. Through the promotion of information literacy and advocating for best practice, the skilled and proficient library team educates, trains, and provides advice to all SA Health departments and services, while also developing and maintaining access to the SAHLS website – including authenticating resource links and resolving technical issues.

Procuring library and knowledge resources on behalf of SA Health, the SAHLS provides access to eResources on a statewide basis for all SA Health staff while specific Local Health Network library teams are responsible for managing existing library sites.

Expert support and time saving services, including:

  • a full reference and literature search service
  • an efficient interlibrary loan and document delivery service
  • databases and resource education and training
  • EndNote training and reference management advice
  • a popular and growing Current Awareness Service which forms a vital part in the flow of information and the connection to evidence-based literature

The SA Health Library Service is vital in curating and maintaining a comprehensive health and medical resource collection, facilitating information access, providing reference and research support, promoting health information, and ultimately saving SA Health staff time.

Photo of books from Historical Collection, located at The Royal Adelaide Hospital Library

Photo showing the view from the RAH Library
Photo showing the view from The Royal Adelaide Hospital Library.