Gus Fraenkel Medical Library Collections

Welcome to the Gus Fraenkel Medical Library's print collections. These are located in the Gus Fraenkel Medical Library on level 5E of the Flinders Medical Centre. Details of individual titles may be accessed through the FindIt@Flinders.

The major collections in the Medical Library are:

Book Collection

Books are shelved in Dewey call number order on the western side of the Gus Fraenkel Medical Library. Many books are available for 4 week loan. Shorter loan periods of 7 days are indicated by a sticker on the spine of the book. Pamphlets, Folio Pamphlets and Folios (indicated by a p, fp or f in front of the call number) are interfiled within the Book Collection.

Periodicals Collection

The Periodicals Collection is located on the eastern side of the Gus Fraenkel Medical Library. It includes journals, annual reports and some government publications. The periodicals are arranged in Dewey order. The latest issue of each periodical is displayed on shelving in front of the Reference Collection. This display is arranged alphabetically by title. Periodicals are available for one hour loan to postgraduate students and staff.

Tests Collection

This Collection is located behind the Circulation Counter adjacent to Readings. It contains tests for use by Speech Pathology students. The loan period is usually 3 days. These tests may be booked - please ask at the Circulation Counter.

Reference Collection

The Reference Collection is located behind the latest journal collection. It includes reference books, directories, bibliographies, dictionaries, encyclopaedias and atlases. These books are not available for loan.

Audiovisual Collection

The Medical Library has a range of audiovisual materials available for loan. The AV collection is located at the front of the library in the north-eastern corner. Most items are available for 7 day loan. The collection also contains lecture videos, CD's and DVD's shelved by Topic Code. CDs and DVDs are located in the front corner of the Medical Library, past the Circulation desk. Most computers in the library will alllow you to view DVD's and there is one CD Rom comuter located at the back of the library. Headphones can be borrowed from the Circulation Desk.

Medical Historical Collection

This collection of books published in 1930 or earlier, is located on the western side of the Medical Library in front of the periodicals. Medical Historical Collection  

New Books

New books added to the collection are displayed for one week in the new book display area opposite the Circulation Counter. If there is a book you are interested in you can place a hold on the item while it is on display.

Readings

High demand materials, such as items from required reading lists are placed in the Readings Collection located behind the Circulation Desk. Locate the call numbers in the Library catalogue and request the item at the Circulation Counter to borrow from Readings. Reading materials are available for two hour loan only and are restricted for use within the Library. They may be available for overnight loan within two hours of the library closing time. The majority of high demand materials are now available online as eReadings.

Theses

The theses of Flinders postgraduates and some Honours students are kept in the Special Collections in the Central Library. Second copies of many theses from the School of Medicine are available for loan and can be found on the open shelves in the Book Collection. Others may have restricted access. If you would like to consult a particular thesis, and it is not in the Book collection, please ask at the Information Desk for further information.

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