Health and wellbeing

Temporary closure

As a proactive measure to protect community and staff health and safety in relation to COVID-19, Moreland Libraries will be closed from Tuesday 17 March at 5pm and until further notice, with the possibility of extension. Library fines will be suspended during the closure.

Online library services will continue to be available including books and audiobooks.

All library programs, events and room bookings have been cancelled.

The closures are in place as a preventative measure to help slow the spread of virus to the community.

We appreciate your understanding and patience at this time. For more information visit our Community information relating to coronavirus (COVID-19).

Temporary access to FREE  online health resources

Oxford University Press is currently providing free access to content from online resources and leading journals.

The Gale health and wellness database is free to use until 30 June 2020. Enter the password hwrc when prompted.

Health books, DVDs and websites

The library has information guides which include books, DVDs and websites for a range of health issues.

Visit our health and DVDs page to access lists for Asthma and allergies, Cancer, Diabetes, Heart disease, Injury prevention, Mental health and Stoke.

Online health resources

ABC Health and Wellbeing
Information about conditions and diseases, drugs and healthy living.

The Asthma Foundation of Victoria
Provides advice, counselling, education and training for people with asthma, their carers, health professionals, first aiders and the Victorian community

Australian Drug Foundation
Research and information about alcohol and other drugs.

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Government statistics relating to health and wellbeing.

Better Health Channel
Reliable health information in an easy-to-understand format. Links to information about specific diseases and conditions.

Black Dog Institute
Depression and Bipolar disorder information and support.

The Cancer Council of Australia
The Cancer Council of Australia is a national non-government organisation with affiliated state member organisations dedicated to the fight against cancer. It aims to advise government bodies on policies for the prevention, treatment and detection of cancer and acts as an advocate on behalf of patients. It also raises funds to assist with cancer research and supporting sufferers of cancer.

Cochrane Summaries
Reviews research evidence about health, available in English and other languages.

Diabetes Australia - Victoria
Diabetes Australia - Victoria is the peak consumer body representing people with diabetes in Victoria and providing vital support and information to the community about diabetes.

Health Direct
Health Direct provides a symptom checker.

Health Translations Directory
Information about diseases, conditions and prevention in a range of community languages.

Lab Tests Online
Explanations about pathology testing and understanding the results.

MedlinePlus - US
Health information in languages other than English.

Mental Health Foundation of Australia (Victoria)
Support groups, seminars and regular events including Mental Health Week.

National Heart Foundation of Australia
As Australia's leading heart health charity, the Heart Foundation carries out life-saving work in research, prevention and education to reduce the loss and suffering caused by cardiovascular disease (heart, stroke and blood vessel disease).

National Prescribing Service (NPS)
Information about conditions and diseases as well as drugs  and tests.

Royal Children's Hospital - factsheets
Up to date information about children's medical conditions and services.

Royal Women's Hospital - factsheets

Stroke Association of Victoria
A not-for-profit organisation that provides a range of support and information services for people affected by stroke, their families and carers.