Services for hospital staff

We support staff at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital (RBWH) and the Surgical, Treatment and Rehabilitation Service (STARS). Members can borrow items from library collections, get research assistance, request help with literature searches and speak with expert librarians about finding information.

Your membership


Join UQ Library

Membership is free for staff of RBWH, STARS, and Metro North Health based at Herston. Membership expires each year in December. We will remind you to renew online by email.


As a hospital library member you can:

  • Borrow unlimited general items from any UQ library location
  • Visit our UQ library locations
  • Request an item to have it delivered to your campus library

Library and hospital librarian


Literature search
Let our team of Librarians search the databases for you. Our searches provide you with clinical evidence to inform specific patient cases, organisational changes and update clinical guidelines.
Request document
Use our free Document Delivery service for an item not available through the Library or the Clinical Knowledge Network (CKN)

Online resources

Clinical Knowledge Network (CKN) is an online collection of key health databases, books and journals. It is available to all QLD Health staff.  See our CKN guide.

For COVID-19 information sources, visit our library guide. A key resource is CKN's COVID-19 Information.

A selection of UQ databases, eBooks and eJournals can also be accessed from Library computers.

Additional electronic resources that are not available on the Clinical Knowledge Network (CKN) can be used by the staff working in Hospital and Health Services (HHSs). For example, Metro North Health has a subscription to UpToDate.

Health Information and Research Essentials

These online modules provide an overview of essential health information, including an introduction to health, evidence-based practice, reliable health information, and health research.

They are suited to a diverse audience, including students, researchers, clinicians, as well as patients and consumers.

If you are undertaking research, you will need to set up persistent digital identifiers that uniquely distinguish you as a researcher and connect you to your research activity. Use ORCID iD (Open Researcher and Contributor ID).


Our referencing guides will help you format your reference list in styles such as APA and Vancouver.

EndNote software stores and manages references from databases, Google Scholar and more. Use EndNote to quickly create a reference list. For EndNote help and training contact your librarian.

Queensland Health has recently moved to EndNote 21. To download onto a Queensland Health PC, staff can access the Software Center to install EndNote. Hospital and Health Service staff may also install EndNote on their personal computer by contacting the Queensland Health Library that serves their Hospital and Health Service and requesting a copy of the installation file - contact Herston Health Sciences Library via email


We offer customised training sessions in the Library or your department. We can provide in-service training or individual consultations.

First-time training attendees should email to register.  In the email include your Library membership username (e.g. emjsmith) and the date and time of the training session. We’ll email to confirm within 2 business days.  After registering, book training sessions directly via the training links. 


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