Tertiary Students

We provide free research orientation programs, self-guided visits and research consultations for students at university, TAFE and college.

Research orientation sessions

We can provide a free research orientation session for student groups.

This can be tailored to suit your group’s area of study and can include the following:

  • Tour of the reading rooms
  • How to use the Library's catalogues
  • How to access eresources through the Library’s website
  • Developing search strategies
  • Supervised viewing of related collection materials

This program can be tailored for IELTS students.

Cost: Free

Duration: 60 - 90 minutes.

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Tailored interpretation and engagement sessions with collection materials

We also offer customised sessions to support tertiary-level coursework and research degree programs.

  • Curation of themed viewings to complement subject outlines (undergraduate and postgraduate)
  • Curation of themed viewings for groups of Higher Degree Research candidates
  • Overviews of a range of transferable research-focused skills for students
  • Overviews of how to “read” a variety of materials, including: artworks, ephemera, manuscripts, and objects

Cost: Free

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Self guided visits

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 and Library cards for your students.

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Research consultations

We offer free research consultations for students who have a complex research question. We can provide guidance to relevant resources and advice about search strategies.

Contact Ask a Librarian to book a research consultation.

Research guides and other resources

We've developed online research guides to help your students with researching particular subjects, including:

  • government publications
  • legislation
  • historical statistics
  • drug statistics, trends and policies.

Students can also search the Library's catalogues to find books and other collection material, including:

  • maps
  • manuscripts
  • oral histories
  • digitised content.

Your students can access over 80% of the Library’s eresources from anywhere, anytime if they're a New South Wales resident. They just need a Library card or a registered NSW public library card. If they're not a resident of NSW, they can access the eresources collection at the Library.

Visit the Library to access the complete eresources collection.

Learn more about using the Library's collections.

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