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About the Clinical Library

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The Clinical Library, located at Palmerston North Hospital offer a range of services.


Opening hours

Monday, Thursday & Friday 8.30am – 5.00pm
Tuesday and Wednesday 8.30am – 8.00pm
Weekends closed

Contact details

The library is located on the 1st floor of the Laurie McCool Centre, Palmerston North Hospital.
Phone: 06 350 8816
Postal address:
Centennial Clinical Library
Te Whatu Ora Midcentral
Private Bag 11036
Palmerston North 4442

Library Resources & Services

Library resources includes books, journals, and databases.


The Centennial Clinical Library has a good collection of library materials in a broad range of medical, nursing and health related topics. An online catalogue is available for books and journals.

Register to be a library user

All library users must complete and sign a registration form which is available from library reception.


All books and journals must be signed out. Most books and journals are available for loan to registered library users. The loan period is four weeks with right of recall if required urgently. 


Literature Searches

Need some information?  Contact the Librarian to discuss or download a form from the Request Forms page. A selection of abstracts relevant to your topic will be sent to you.

Contents page service

Contents pages from the journal of your choice will be emailed to you on a regular basis.

Current awareness service

"What's new in the journals"
A quarterly bulletin via email of abstracts from randomly selected articles from the latest journals. Please ask if you would like this service.

Interlibrary loans

Full interlibrary loan services are available. Some charges may apply.

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Send a message to a patient at a MidCentral DHB facility.

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