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Galvin Medical Library: About the Library

The Galvin Medical Library, which is located in the School of Medicine building on Henry Street in Fremantle (ND35 on campus map), opened in 2005 and held print and AV resources to support the Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Midwifery, Physiotherapy and Health Sciences, which includes the teaching areas of Biomedical Sciences, Exercise & Sports Science, Health & Physical Education, and Preventive Health. The conversion of what was originally a warehouse & office building constructed in 1900 won a heritage award at the prestigious Fremantle and East Fremantle Heritage Awards. 

In 2021, the collection of books, reference items and DVD's moved to the St Teresa's Library to form the "Health Collection" and is enhanced by access to electronic databases, journals and books via the University website.

During 2024 St Teresa's Library is temporarily closed for an exciting refurbishment project, and the library's core collection is now available in the Galvin Library, along with support and services from library staff for the duration of the project. 

The space continues to be accessible to all students as a study space, and contains desktop computers and printers as well as powered desks and group study rooms. 

The health print collection is classified according to the NLM classification scheme.