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The information on this page is NOT designed to replace the advice and care that can be obtained from a health professional and should NOT be regarded as professional advice from a qualified doctor or health professional.

Wellington City Libraries will freely provide health information to enable better communication between health professionals and their patients. However, the library will not offer advice on medical and health issues.

Recent books

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The library has a number of magazines on health topics. A small number of titles are available at our branch libraries.

All health magazines

We also have health magazines available online — check out our Magazines on Overdrive and our Pressreader database for digital magazines which can be read on desktops, tablets and smartphones.

You'll find many popular titles -- have a browse!

Catalogue Quicksearch

Shelf Help

Subject: Dewey
Addiction 616.86
Arthritis 616.722
Asthma 616.238
AIDS 616.9792
Allergies 616.97
Cancer 616.994
Contraception 613.94
Children's Health 618.92
Depression 616.8527
Diabetes 616.46
Diabetes, diet therapy & recipes 641.56314
Diet & Nutrition 613.2
Digestive Diseases 616.3
Eating Disorders 616.8526
Exercise & Fitness 613.7
Gynaecology 618.1
Heart Disease 616.12
History of Medicine 610.9
Human Anatomy 611
Human Physiology 612
Infertility 616.69
Medical Science 610
Menopause 618.175
Multiple Sclerosis 616.834
Natural Medicine 615.3
Parkinson's Disease 616.833
Pregnancy & Childbirth 618.2
Prescription Drugs 615.1
Sexually Transmitted Diseases 616.95
Skin 616.5
Sports Medicine 617.1027
Women's Health 613.0424

Other Medical Conditions:

Search the catalogue for information on other medical conditions, or browse our lending and reference shelves from 610 for medical dictionaries and encyclopedias.

Our online databases & resources

You can access these databases with your library card number from any computer with an internet connection. All of our libraries offer access on free internet PCs, and staff can provide assistance.

Below you'll find just a few of our online databases that demonstrate the range of information available via these sources:

Health and Wellness Resource Center & Alternative Health Module:

This database contains information on: Fitness, Pregnancy, Medicine, Nutrition, Diseases, Public Health, Occupational Health and Safety, Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Prescription Drugs, Herbal Remedies, and Alternative or Complementary treatments, and more.

The information comes from health encyclopedias, health dictionaries, and health journal and newspaper articles which are mostly full text.

Health and Wellness
Resource Center


EBSCO gives access to: health articles and abstracts including Lancet, Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, and Harvard Health Letter (from Harvard Medical School), plus many more publications.

(If you haven't used EBSCO in the past 30 days, these links will prompt you to log in with your library card details.)

Log in to EBSCO


The library allows free access to MedlinePlus from any of the free internet pcs in our libraries and at each enquiry desk. MedlinePlus is a medical database available online and run by the US National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.

Access MedlinePlus

The New Zealand Medical Journal

There is free access to articles older than 6 months on the New Zealand Medical Journal's website.

Other databases

Visit the mygateway health section for more databases on the topic of health. To see what online resources we have available on other subjects, visit our online databases home page - mygateway.info.

Visit mygateway.info

Contact us

This page is written and maintained by library staff. The aim of this page is to keep you informed about the health resources available at the library and to highlight parts of the collection that may interest you.

Have any feedback about this page? We'd love to hear it! Please email us if you have any suggestions or other feedback about information and resources you would like to see available on this page.

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