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LKC: Use the library

Welcome to the Cairns Hospital Library & Knowledge Centre, Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service

After hours access

After hours access is available to CHHHS staff with a Cairns Hospital access card. LKC registration is a prerequisite. JCU medical students access is on a case-by-case basis.

Complete the form below and send to the LKC. For further information about eligibility, approvals and protocols, see instructions.


The CHHHS recommended survey tool is MicroSoft Office Forms which is available as part of the Office 365 suite.

  • It is available to QH staff via your login
  • Coming soon ...  CHHHS Forms user guides
  • Creating surveys or questionnaires help; MS online Forms Help
  • Because Forms is part of the QH MS Office suite within the QH network, data security and privacy risks are lower

CHHHS Staff are responsible for creating their survey and analysing responses.

Ensure you comply with ethical and privacy requirements. Read "CHHHS Use of Web Survey Tools" procedure.

Standards Online

LKC maintains a subscription to Standards Online (includes Australian and a limited number international standards) for the Cairns & Hinterland Hospital & Health Service. Online access is for CHHHS staff only.

Please contact the LKC for access details and support.

Torres & Cape health staff can also contact the LKC for assistance with Standards.

CKN access

Clinical Knowledge Network CKN logo

The Clinical Knowledge Network (CKN) website provides access to online resources for Queensland Health staff.

Staff can register for off-site access.

Who can use the LKC

CHHHS, TCHHS, QAS staff and JCU staff & students based at Cairns Hospital - see Library membership and access to services for staff for further information.

General public or patients - free information is available online at Public resources page. Patients and members of the public can not join the LKC or access services.

RFDS staff have limited access to services (excludes online / CKN).

TAFE Qld North Nursing students are not eligible to access LKC services unless they already work for the health service. Contact TAFE Qld North Library for assistance.


The LKC can assist CHHHS health units by:

  • providing advice about reliable, EBP texts and resources to purchase
  • providing advice regarding best suppliers or publishers (value for money, reputable)

Contact us for further information.

From 1 July 2018, the LKC will no longer purchase books or resources on behalf of CHHHS health unit cost centres. Purchasing for TCHHS health units ceased in 2017 due to financial delegation changes.

Contact us

Contact us directly:

  • +61 7 4226 6679
  • Email
  • 08:30-17:00

Closed weekends and public holidays.

FAQs Ask a question about LKC services

CHHHS clinical resources online

LKC provides access to following databases, available to Cairns & Hinterland Hospital & Health Services staff. 

TCHHS staff can request copies of standards from LKC and should contact their Learning & Development Unit for assistance with other products. Other QH staff should contact their local QH Library for information.

Alternatively, all QH staff can go to CKN Point of Care Products and Research database for access to alternative products, eg DynaMed Plus, BMJ Best Practice, ClinicalKey, PEMsoft, etc.

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