ANMF (Vic Branch) library at 535 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne

ANMF (Vic Branch) Library

The Branch Library offers members access to a collection of high-quality and reliable information resources to support your nursing and midwifery practice, as well as advice from specialist library staff and flexible and inspiring learning and study spaces.

The library holds specialist print collections relating to nursing and midwifery practice, education, history and working conditions. Members are welcome to loan up to six items from this collection for 14 days. Our special collection includes primary materials from the historic 1986 50-day Victorian nurses strike and UNA, the journal of the Victorian Trained Nurses Association (1903-1974). Digitised special collections can be explored online through Victorian Collections.

Members also have access to e-books and thousands of authoritative, peer-reviewed journals through our electronic subscriptions:

  • Register to access a curated collection of e-books through Ebook Central
  • Access the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) and ProQuest Nursing and Allied Health database through the Members Menu under Helpful Links
  • Access a range of other e-journals, including Nursing Standard, International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, and Contemporary Nurse, on-site.

Members wishing to access resources that are not available in our collection are welcome to submit a request through our interlibrary loan service.

The library staff are happy to assist you with discovering and evaluating information, and building your research, information and digital literacy skills to achieve your professional development goals. If you wish to make an appointment to discuss your needs, please contact library staff. Members can also drop-in for assistance.

The library is co-located with the Student Hub on level 1, 535 Elizabeth St, Melbourne. The recently opened space offers state-of-the-art teaching facilities and flexible and digitally connected spaces to research, study and learn. Members are welcome to use the computer lab (with printing, scanning and photocopying facilities), loan laptops and headphones, and connect to free Wi-Fi using their own device.