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About ADHB Library Links

About ADHB Library Links

Auckland District Health Board (ADHB) contracts The University of Auckland to provide library services and online resources:

  • The ADHB Library Links website is available from any ADHB-networked computer.
  • From ADHB Library Links, all staff may access a range of online resources (eg, databases, e-journals and e-books), request copies of articles or chapters and request assistance from Philson Library staff.
  • Associate Membership provides additional benefits free of charge, including off-site access to online resources.
  • Library services for people with disabilities are available.

About The University of Auckland Library

About The Philson Library

  • The Philson Library is named after Dr Thomas Moore Philson, who held a range of medical administrative posts in Auckland from 1858 to 1883.
  • On his retirement, he was presented with a purse containing 270 sovereigns, which he donated to found a library for medical students in Auckland. 

Resources and collections

  • Resources cover: medicine; biomedical sciences; nursing; optometry and vision sciences; pharmacy; and other health sciences, including allied health, health administration and management, and health education and promotion. 
  • The Historical Collection is a reference-only collection of heritage medical books, including pre-1800 and 19th Century books as well as important early 20th Century texts. This collection is housed in the Ernest and Marion Davis Library (Auckland City Hospital).
  • Collections are complemented by the Tāmaki Library resources to support the School of Population Health.