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Frequently Asked Questions

First, check our Library Membership page to see if you’re eligible for membership of the Health Library, and then submit the relevant online registration form that can be found on the same page.

Of course! The Health Library offers a full range of services to NT Health staff who work in remote areas, including borrowing, training, access to electronic resources and research assistance. To find out more, contact your nearest Health Library.

That depends. Eligible health professionals and NT Medical Program students can join the library, providing they meet a number of conditions. Find out if you’re eligible for membership by going to the Library Membership page or contact us.

NT Health staff can access our resources by logging in with your LAN login. eLibrary4HP members will be issued with a unique username and password when you register as a member of the Health Library. If you did not receive your password or you've lost it, please contact us. Note: in most cases your login for electronic resources will differ from your library print book borrowing details.

There are a number of mobile resources available to library members. To view all mobile resources, including instructions on how to access them on your mobile device, see our Mobile Apps pages for NT Health staff or eLibrary4HP members.

Of course! The 5 health libraries in the NT are all part of the same network, so if you’re a library member you can access services and resources from any of them. To request a book from any of our libraries you can either contact us or you can request the book online using your library account. Find the book on the library catalogue and click on ‘Place Hold’. Enter your library card number and your password and click ‘Log In’. Choose a pick up location and click ‘Place Hold’. The library will then contact you when a copy of this book is available for you to borrow.

All NT Health staff who are members of the library can use our Resource Delivery service (also known as Interlibrary Loans) to obtain journal articles or books that the library doesn’t have. This service is for obtaining resources for work related purposes only.

You can access your library account via the library catalogue. The log in function is located at the top right hand side of the page and you sign in using your library card number, your unique password, and click Log In. From here you can see what items you have checked out, what requests / holds you have waiting, change your password or even see your reading history. For any problems logging in to your library account, contact us.

About this guide

This guide is designed to support health professionals across the Northern Territory to navigate health resources available through NT Health and the Library.

Library Membership

Access to library resources varies depending on your employer.

  • NT Health employees enjoy access to all of our resources. 

  • Health professionals working in the NT but not employed by NT Health may be eligible to join the library to borrow print books only, or access digital content through our eLibrary4HP. We have a number of agreements with local Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) and non-government organisations (NGOs), so check out your membership options here.

Resources for Practice

The following resources have been published by NT Health, for use by health professionals working in the Northern Territory.

Finding Research

Need to find evidence and research publications? Have a look at our Searching for Literature page to learn how to develop a search strategy. 

Don't have access to subscription content? The following online databases hold credible research information and are freely available to all:

Rural and Remote Health Books 



NT Health employees can search for more print and electronic books in our online catalogue. Eligible non-government health professionals who are library members will be able to borrow print books from our catalogue, while eLibrary4HP members can also access these eBooks.

Aboriginal Languages



New books  - click on the titles above to reserve your copy. 

Explore more language resources in our collection.

More resources for community languages:

Rural and Remote Health Journals

Browse the journals below or search here.

Open Access resource Additionally, browse fully Open Access journals from BMJ (publicly available)

Journal of the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet
Australian Journal of Rural Health
Rural and Remote Health
The Journal of Rural Health
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Online Journal of Rural Nursing and Health Care
International Journal for Equity in Health
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
Australian Journal of Primary Health
Healthcare in Low-resource Settings

Additional Online Resources

Mobile Apps and Podcasts

Download clinical apps, point-of-care tools, medications databases and research databases on your mobile and take the information offline with you wherever you are working. 

Mobile apps for NT Health staff:


Mobile apps for eLibrary4HP:


The below apps are publicly available:


The below podcasts are publicly available:

Professional Development

Health and wellbeing for remote health workforce

CRANAplus: The peak professional body for the remote and isolated health workforce in Australia.

DRS4DRS: Support from doctors for doctors and medical students across Australia, or see their resource hub for more.

AMA Fatigue Risk Assessment Tool: Safe Hours. Track your work, on-call, recreational and sleeping hours over a week and determine your risk of serious fatigue.