Westmead Hospital library now open

Westmead Hospital executive test out the lounges in the refurbished library.

Westmead Hospital Library has re-opened its doors and staff and students are loving the refurbished space.

Westmead Hospital Library manager Linda Mulheron said she is pleased to welcome staff, students and visitors into the new library.

“The space is coming alive, with students already using the quiet study spaces and collaborative zone and people borrowing books and enquiring about booking spaces,” Ms Mulheron said.

“Thank you to everyone that has been patient while the library has been refurbished, particularly my wonderful library staff and to everyone that contributed to the planning, design and construction process.”

Westmead Hospital executive received a tour of the space by library staff.

WSLHD chief executive Danny O’Connor said the library is already becoming a hub of academic excellence and practical education.

“The new library embodies the spirit of innovation Westmead is known for,” Mr O’Connor said.

The refurbishment of the library represents the third major upgrade to shared education, training and research spaces at Westmead Hospital, following the nursing clinical simulation lab and the Westmead Education and Conference Centre.

WSLHD director of operations for the research and education network, Helene Abouyanni said all of the projects have been made possible through Westmead’s strong partnership with the University of Sydney.

“Our organisations will continue to work closely to provide the best possible environment for clinicians, students, patients and carers to be part of world-class, quality healthcare,” Ms Abouyanni said.

Westmead Hospital Library has been upgraded by the University of Sydney, in partnership with Western Sydney Local Health District.

Key features of the new library include clinical exam and simulation rooms, a pathology tutorial room and diverse study settings with modern furnishings and plants, to create a welcoming space.

Tours and information sessions are available this week.

If you have any questions, read the factsheet and frequently asked questions, or contact the library at WSLHD-WestmeadLibrary@health.nsw.gov.au or on 8890 6626.