The Cotter Harvey Library is a unique and valuable collection of leading respiratory and sleep journals and is one of the few respiratory and sleep libraries in Australia. It provides access to journals, ejournals, monographs, slides, videos and CD-ROMs.
The majority of the library's holding of textbooks, reference books and serial titles relate to respiratory diseases and sleep disorders and cover various subject areas, including:
- Asthma epidemiology
- Asthma and allergens
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Cystic Fibrosis
- General Medicine
- Internal Medicine
- Medical Statistics
- Pulmonary Physiology/Pathology
- Respiratory Medicine
- Sleep Disorders and Respiratory Failure
- The facility is open to the staff and students of the Woolcock, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, The University of Sydney and the general public.
A brief History
The Library was established in 1985 following a donation from friends and family of the late Dr Cotter Harvey. Books and journals were subsequently received from the personal collections of Professor Ann Woolcock and Professor C Ruthven Blackburn.
In 1986 the NSW Department of Health added to the collection by donating back runs of Thorax and a number of books for respiratory physicians. Dr Maurice Joseph also made a significant contribution when he donated 2,500 annotated slides, representing 35 years of respiratory medical practice, in May 1987.
The library was housed in the Page Chest Pavilion until September 1997 when the Institute's administration and library were relocated to Building 82 (Atherden and Walker Building). This was made possible through a generous donation by the Reid Charitable Trust.
The Woolcock library was relocated to Level 6, Building F 88 Mallett St in December of 2003.
The Woolcock library was finally relocated to its present location on Level 5, 431 Glebe Point Road, Glebe, in May of 2008.
Donations and Gifts of Resources to the Library
The library will gratefully accept donations that are relevant and fall within the scope of the library’s collection. Acceptance of gifts will depend on their historical value/interest, the library’s archival capacity, as well as the physical space available.
By Appointment. Please contact 02 9114 0000 or email email@example.com
Woolcock Institute of Medical Research
Level 5, 431 Glebe Point Road,
Glebe, NSW 2037 AUSTRALIA
PO Box M77
NSW 2050 AUSTRALIA
T +61 2 9114 0000
F +61 2 9114 0013