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BHS Library Access During COVID-19

BHS Library - NOW OPEN

We are here to help!

Email: Phone: 5320 4455

In light of the easing of restrictions across the state the BHS Library will re-open on Thursday September 17th with some interim changes, they are as follows: 

•            Library will be open 9am-3pm Monday –Friday until further notice

•            Library users will need to sign in and out for contact tracing purposes

•            Access to Library is via front door only - near Cafeteria Lifts

•            Seating at tables and computers will be limited so as to meet the physical distancing requirements

•            There will be no afterhours access

•            There is no access to the small IT Training Room until further notice

•            The large IT training room is available with limited access to meet the physical distancing requirements

•            Priority access will be given to those completing work requirements which will be in consultation with Library staff

At this stage the ERC will take ESSENTIAL bookings for the Main IT Training Room - there is a limit of 5 attendees and line manager approval is required for bookings. Email to book.

We look forward to seeing everyone again and continuing to help you with your information needs.


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Bookshelf your favourite eJournals to read at your leisure

With BrowZine you can:

  • Easily read complete scholarly journals in a format that is optimized for tablet device.
  • Create a personal bookshelf of favourite journals
  • Be alerted when new editions of journals are published
  • Easily save to Zotero, Mendeley, Dropbox and other services

How do you get it?

Go to  BrowZine from a work computer and sign up to create your  BrowZine account which will give you access to the Web version and the App.  Download the App to your phone. Select Ballarat Health Services from the dropdown menu and sign in with your BHS Library OpenAthens username and password and log in with your newly created BrowZine details.

Request Forms

Request a Literature Search or email these details to

Request an Article or email the details of articles required to

Google Scholar

Google Scholar Search

Get full text articles using this customized Google Scholar link. Look for the FindIt@BHS link next to results to access articles BHS subscribes to.


NSQHS Standards - Live Literature Searches

Click here to access the set of 11 expert searches you can run on Pubmed for NSQHS accreditation topics.

If you open this BHS custom view of PubMed before clicking above, links to BHS full text will be included in your search where available.

These searches were created by a group of Australian health librarians.

Offsite Acces

BHS Library OpenAthens User Registration

From a work computer Register Here  to access resources provided by the BHS Library and the Clinicians Health Channel offsite.

To access the BHS Library from home, Google BHS Library and click the links to find the Library Home Page. You can then access the eBooks, journals, databases etc by using your OpenAthens username and password. Remember, every resource has several login options. You need to look for the   login.

For more information please contact the library staff on 0400 936 199  or

Contact Us


BHS Library
Ballarat Health Services
2nd Fl, Cafeteria Building
Drummond St Nth, Ballarat VIC

Ph: 03 5320 4455

Monday - Friday:   8:30am – 5:00pm


WHCG  Library
Wimmera Health Care Group
Arapiles Building
Baille St, Horsham VIC

Ph: 03 5381 9291

Library staff onsite: Monday: 8:00am - 12:00pm; Tuesday: 8:00am - 12:00pm; Thursday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm. Access is also available Monday-Friday during business hours.


Discovery Search

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