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.
Duration: 60 - 90 minutes.
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
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.
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
- historical statistics
- drug statistics, trends and policies.
Students can also search the Library's catalogues to find books and other collection material, including:
- 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.