We provide access to resources and services to support and promote excellent evidence based clinical care and evidence informed decision making across all services and departments at Counties Manukau Health.  

All staff and our primary care partners have 24/7 onsite and remote access to an excellent collection of databases, journals, books and curated knowledge resources.

We provide the following services:

Literature reviews for clinical care, projects and research;
Training in literature searching to support evidence based clinical care and evidence informed decision making (individual, small and large groups)
Document supply for access to articles and books nationally and globally 


Contact us: 

Phone: 276 0172 ext. 58300 or 58172 



Library and Knowledge Services Manager : Peter Murgatroyd


Knowledge Broker: Courtney Harper


Librarian - Information Specialist (Clinical) : Heather Steedman  

Librarian - Information Specialist (Nursing, Allied Health and Building Capability) : Tricia Bingham

Librarian - Information Specialist (Projects, Improvement & Change) : Sara Hoffman



Library Assistant: Nadine Mandaly  




Location and hours


The library is located on the ground floor of the Ko Awatea building adjacent to the new tiered lecture theatre


There is access to the library from 7AM - 7PM via staff swipe card (computer suite only)


Borrowing from the library collection:


Monday to Friday: 10am to 4pm


The library is not staffed in the weekends and on public holidays


24/7 access is available by swipe card



Computers , photocopying and printing 

The Library has 8 computers , a printer, photocopier and wifi. 

Access from home

Access our collection from home via this Discovery portal or via our  library website on HealthPoint (also available via the Counties Manukau Health website homepage).

Your username and password will be your staff ID and first name.   


username = 12345

Password = PETER 



Health Professionals working in the Counties Manukau region are also able to register for online access to a selection of databases and resources and are invited to register for access via the online form and send to library@middlemore.co.nz with the words 'elibrary registration' in the subject line




 Books - lending copies may be borrowed for 3 weeks and may be renewed online 


 Interlibrary Loans


Available for articles/books not held by this library - allow 1-4 working days for this service for articles and 1-10 working days for books. 
You can fill out a form in the library or use the online request forms - see 'Library Services' on your Discovery portal.


* Please note that the document requests relating to student assignments must be sent to the institution with which you are studying

                     ie  University of Auckland ,MIT , AUT , Massey University 



CMDHB Photo Collection


 The Library has a database of CMDHB photographs featuring staff and patients.
 These photographs have consents and can be used by staff for other CMDHB publications, pamphlets,
 in house teaching sessions etc.
 Photographs need to be viewed in the library.


Historical Collection

   The Library has a historical collection of books, photographs, hospital equipment and hospital memorabilia   which is currently in storage.