Libraries

For teachers

City Libraries encourages and supports teachers and students by providing access to information in libraries and online. Membership information is available on the website.

Librarians from your local library are happy to visit your school on request. These sessions are tailored to suit the needs of your staff or students and are designed to highlight the resources available that support the curriculum, in addition to the school library resources. To arrange a visit please phone your nearest library.

Online Homework help resources are grouped to assist with the core study areas. Login using your library membership number and PIN for 24/7 access – anywhere, any time to all Online library resources.

If you want to learn more about the Gold Coast, past and present, the Local Studies library has an unique collection of Gold Coast resources for everyone’s use.

  • Need a guest speaker on local history? Our librarians regularly visit schools to share the history of the Gold Coast with students and teachers. The library has developed a diverse range of presentations suitable for students at all levels.
  • Looking for vintage photographs? The library has an amazing collection of photos dating from the late 1800s through to modern times. Thousands of these images are available on the library catalogue. Simply select the Gold Coast history link and start searching.
  • Prefer a local history display? The library has a collection of display kits that are available for borrowing by teachers and non-profit organisations. The display kits include large photographs on a wide range of themes to be used in support of the Australian curriculum. 
  • Local studies staff may be available to visit your school and talk about the local area.
  • Want historical information about your local area? From Advancetown to Yatala, historical snap shots of Gold Coast suburbs and localities can be found online. Simply search for the ‘history of our suburbs’ and start exploring.

To find out what is available that addresses your area of study and how staff can help, please contact the Local Studies library or phone 07 5581 7217.  

Games online provide an entertaining and engaging way of learning. City Libraries subscribes to a number of resources including language learning, maths and IT competencies.

The Special Needs Library (at Nerang Library) has a range of resources that support developmental and rehabilitation needs such as fine and gross motor skills, speech and language skills. Visit the website to find out how teachers working in Special Education units can access these resources.

Webcasts have been developed to demonstrate using the catalogue for basic searching, placing a hold etc. The FAQs page may also have answers to your general library question.

Ask a librarian service is an online service where students and teachers can submit a research, membership or other enquiry. Responses are usually via email.

A growing collection of websites are pinned on a Pinterest board for teachers and students covering curriculum topics as well as reading resources.

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