The Ian Potter Library provides an integrated library and information service to staff and students of the Alliance.
Acting as the hub of the Alfred Health Library Service, the Ian Potter Library also supports the local library services at Caulfield Hospital and Sandringham Hospital.
The library organises its information resources to support patient care, educational training and research activities of the Alliance partners. Supporting research is a major focus, and keeping abreast of new research programs and developments is important. With representatives of all the Alliance institutions, the Library Advisory Committee advises on information services and resources required by research scientists and students.
Key resources include access to full-text electronic journals, bibliographical databases in biomedicine, technical monographs, specialist reference texts and overseas document requests.
The library provides a busy schedule of training classes for library users. Classes are conducted in EndNote, Medline, EMBASE, CINAHL, Cochrane Library and general library orientation. The schedule of classes is circulated regularly across the Alliance.