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We provide free programs and resources that will help your students to get the most out of the Library's collections and resources.
Programs at the Library
We can run a free research orientation program for your class.
In the program your students will:
- tour the Library
- develop search strategies
- learn how to use the Library's catalogue
- access eresources through the Library's website.
We can also tailor the program to your class’s subject area.
Duration: 90 minutes
Group size: Maximum 40 students. One adult supervisor per 20 students.
Interactive videoconference workshops
Connect your students to the Library's collections through a free interactive videoconference workshop.
The workshop covers:
We can tailor the workshop to your class’s subject area.
Duration: Approximately an hour
Make the most of the Library's collections and resources by bringing your students to the Library for a free self-guided visit. We can provide handouts tailored to your subject area. We will prepare Library cards for you to collect on the day of your visit.
Contact us to arrange a self-guided visit.
Excursions to the Library
Plan your class’s excursion to the Library with these resources:
A student's learning experience is enhanced with appropriate supervision and adult interaction.
All student groups must be accompanied by an adult supervisor. We require one adult supervisor per 20 students. The maximum number of students per program is 40.
The duty of care resides with the teacher in charge of the excursion.
Research guides and other resources
We have a dedicated space for HSC resources in the Governor Marie Bashir Reading Room. You can find study guides, resources related to the syllabus and award-winning Personal Interest Projects (PIPs).
Can’t make it to the Library? We’ve developed online research guides to help students with studying English and Legal Studies.