HSC programs and resources

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.

Cost: Free

Duration: 90 minutes

Group size: Maximum 40 students. One adult supervisor per 20 students.

Bookings essential - enquire now

Interactive videoconference workshops

Connect your students to the Library's collections through a free interactive videoconference workshop.

The workshop covers:

  • search strategies
  • using the Library's catalogue
  • accessing eresources through the Library's website.

We can tailor the workshop to your class’s subject area.

Cost: Free

Duration: Approximately an hour

Bookings essential - enquire now

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. 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:

Student supervision

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.

With a library card your students can access most of the Library’s eresources including ebooks from anywhere, anytime. Visit the Library to access all of the Library’s eresources.

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