Service Status

Yes we are open!

Library staff are committed to continuing to provide as many services as possible, with as few disruptions to clients as possible.

You can keep up with any changes to services on this status page. Contact us with any specific enquiries.

Physical space

The Library may be used by theatre staff as break-out space between 11am-3pm, Monday to Friday. If the space becomes crowded or noisy, an alternative study area is available for Library patrons. Go to room 1.031 in Health Education & Learning Precinct (HELP), adjacent to the Library.

Remote access to Library online resources

We are monitoring OpenAthens accounts that are flagged for expiry and will keep them current. Learn more about OpenAthens.

EndNote from home

RCH staff and students who are registered Library members may install EndNote on their home computers. Find out more here. MCRI and Melbourne University staff and students should obtain EndNote from their institutions.

Literature searching

Contact Poh for assistance with literature searches.

Document Delivery

This service continues as usual. Time frame for delivery depends on the availability of suppliers.


Training sessions have resumed for 2021. See session times. Contact Poh for more information.


Due dates loans of physical items have been extended to 4 weeks, still with 2 renewals if required; you can drop returned items into the chute outside the Library doors.

Contact us if you wish to find out the status of your loan or are experiencing difficulties with returning items.