Our mission

To provide quality library services for employees of Te Whatu Ora Taranaki and health professionals in the community.

The library supports the clinical, research and educational activities of all staff and health professionals in the community by providing access to information.

The library maintains a comprehensive print collection, as well as facilitating access to electronic resources. It also provides reference and interlibrary loan services and end-user training in database searching.

Becoming a registered user

Health professionals in the community may become registered users of this library. Please email the librarian to register. Please be aware that access to some online resources is restricted to users on site at Te Whatu Ora Taranaki.

Library hours

The library is open from 7.00am to 4.00pm, Monday to Friday. Community Outreach members may have access after hours by prior arrangement.


Library services

Library catalogue

The library print collection can be searched here.

Interlibrary loan

The library is a member of the HealthLib Network which offers free interloan services from most health libraries in New Zealand.

There may be a charge if obtaining interloans from outside this network - usual charge is $15.00 but urgent requests may be $20 - $30. Most journal articles are supplied within 48 hours, and books within seven days.  For urgent clinical need same-day supply of journal articles is usually possible.

For postgraduate studies, please use the library of your tertiary provider as the first resource for material.

Literature searches

Literature searches are carried out on MEDLINE, CINAHL, PSYCHINFO, or other databases on request.


Group sessions on database searching, or one-to-one available on request.


Access to databases is restricted to registered users of this library. Apply to the Librarian for the required passwords and login links. Databases available for use outside the hospital are:

OVID Databases Package
This includes:

  • AMED 1985 to present (Allied and Complementary Medicine)
  • Medline 1950 to present
  • PsycInfo 1887 to present
  • Ovid Nursing Database

The Proquest collection includes:

  • Consumer Health
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Psychology
  • Public Health


Find us:

The library is in the Education Centre on Level 3, alongside the Human Resources Department.

Contact us:

Phone: (06) 753 7765 or (06) 753 6139 extn 7914
Facsimile: (06) 753 7730

Postal Address:
The Librarian
Te Whatu Ora Taranaki
Private Bag 2016
New Plymouth 4342
New Zealand


Last updated: Friday, November 22, 2019

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