Cancer information library

The Cancer Council’s library provides up-to-date information and resources for health professionals, people with cancer and their carers.

Health professionals can select from more than 3000 items, including books, journals and videos. Our librarian will be happy to organise an inter-library loan, or you can visit the library in person.

 

Click here to search the library catalogue online. 

 

The library can provide services and items such as:

  • DVD, CD, Video and Audio materials
  • Internet Access including quality assured and recommended databases; including Medline, CINAHL etc.
  • A comprehensive range of online specialist medical and health journals
  • Access to professional reference books and ebooks
  • A selection of consumer booklets, books and pamphlets on many cancer related topics
  • Interlibrary loan services
  • Cancer News to keep you know what’s happening in the world of cancer
  • User training to keep your skills updated and learn more about the library facilities.
  • The opportunity for our oncology librarian to assist you to navigate your way through the library collection.

Borrowing and Renewing

The normal loan period is 4-weeks.

Cancer Daily News

Stay in touch with cancer news as it happens. Subscribe to Cancer Daily News by email, a free round up of breaking cancer news from around the world. Subscribe by emailing our librarian library@nswcc.org.au

Recommended reading list for patients and carers.

Click Rocommended reading list  for a selection of popular books and websites about cancer that meet our reviewer criteria.

Other useful information

Cancer Council  Publications

Cancer Council Information Centres

Other cancer information websites

The Cancer Glossary

 

Library address: Cancer Council NSW, 153 Dowling St, Woolloomooloo
Library hours: 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday

Enquiries

Email: library@nswcc.org.au
Phone: 13 11 20 (Cancer Council Helpline)
Fax: (02) 8302 3518

Cancer Daily News

Stay in touch with cancer news as it happens. Subscribe to Cancer Daily News by email, a free round up of breaking cancer news from around the world. Subscribe by emailing our librarian library@nswcc.org.au

Click here to read the Librarian Blog  and find out about new publications available from the Cancer Council library.

 

 

 

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Instructions for downloading and reading EPUB files

Apple devices

The iBooks application must be installed on your Apple device before you can read the EPUB.
Different ways to download an EPUB file to your Apple device:

  • email EPUB files to yourself and transfer the attachment to iBooks.
  • copy EPUB files into DropBox (or a similar service) and use the DropBox app to send them to iBooks.
  • open EPUB files directly from Mobile Safari and open them in iBooks, where they are saved automatically by downloading the EPUB from the website.

Need more help? Visit: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4059

Kobo

To download an EPUB file to your Kobo from a Windows computer:

  • download and save the EPUB directly onto your desktop.
  • connect your Kobo to your computer using the USB cable and tap “Connect” on your eReader.
  • select “Open folder to view files” to view the contents of your Kobo.
  • navigate to where you have stored your EPUB file in “Finder”, in documents or downloads, and drag and drop it into the Kobo window. You can now disconnect your Kobo to read the eBook.

To download an EPUB to your Kobo from a Mac:

  • download and save the EPUB directly onto your desktop.
  • connect your Kobo to your computer using the USB cable and tap “Connect” on your eReader.
  • open your “Finder” application.
  • select “Kobo eReader” from the listed devices to view the contents of your Kobo.
  • navigate to where you have stored your EPUB file in “Finder”, probably in documents or downloads, and drag and drop it into the Kobo window. You can now disconnect your Kobo to read the eBook.

Turn on your Kobo and your EPUB will be located in “eBooks”, while a PDF will be located in “Documents”.
Need more information? Visit: http://www.kobo.com/help/koboaura/response/?id=3784&type=3

Sony Reader

To download an EPUB file on your Sony Reader™:

  • ensure you have already installed the Reader™ Library for PC/Mac software
  • select the eBook you want from our website and click the link to download it.
  • connect the Reader™ to your computer.
  • open the Reader™ Library software and click “Library” in the left-hand pane and select the eBook to view it.

Need more help? Visit: https://au.readerstore.sony.com/apps_and_devices/

Amazon Kindle 2nd Generation devices

EPUB files can’t be read on the Amazon Kindle™. However, like most eReaders, Kindle™ 2nd Generation devices are able to display PDFs. We recommend that you download the PDF version of this booklet if you would like to read it on a Kindle™.
To transfer a PDF to your Kindle™ via USB cable from your computer or Mac:

  • download the PDF directly onto your computer.
  • connect the USB cable to your computer’s USB port, and the micro USB end of the cable to your Kindle™. Note: the Kindle™ won’t be available as a reading device while it is connected to your computer until it has been disconnected.
  • open the Kindle™ drive and several folders will appear inside. The “Documents” folder is where you will need to copy or drag the PDF to.
  • safely eject your Kindle™ from your computer and unplug the USB cable. Your content will appear on the Home Screen.

Kindle also provides a Kindle Personal Documents Service that allows users to send documents as an attachment directly to your eReader. For more information on this service, visit http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=help_search_1-1?ie=UTF8&nodeId=200767340&qid=1395967989&sr=1-1
For more information on accessing a PDF on your Kindle™, visit www.amazon.com/manageyourkindle, log in to your account and click on Personal Document Settings.
Need more help? Visit https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=200375630

Android and PC

You can also download and open eBooks on Android devices and PCs with appropriate apps or software installed. Suitable eReader apps for Android include Google Play Books, FBReader and Moon+ Reader. Suitable software for PCs include Calibre and Adobe Digital Editions.