Library services for schools

Join the Library

Students and teachers from local schools are welcome to join the Library free of charge under our Community Borrowing Scheme. See our Library services for the community page on how to register.

What can you access?

Once you have joined you may:

  • borrow an unlimited number of items for 4 weeks from a campus local to you, with unlimited renewals
  • access the Learning Commons - during library opening hours

HSC & VCE support

For teachers

Learn about the range of online resources available for HSC students including eBooks and databases as well as online research workshops provided through the State Library of NSW Information for HSC teachers.

For students

We've created the following guides for you, with study and research tips. There are also links to past exams to help you prepare for the HSC or VCE.

Charles Sturt Uni Guide for HSC students

Charles Sturt Uni Guide for VCE students

These guides are not intended to replace advice from your school.

Finding assignment resources

Looking for books on a particular topic? Use the Library's catalogue to find books available to borrow.

  1. First search for a topic.
  2. You can then use the 'Refine my results' menu on the left side and select 'Held by library' to show what's available locally.

You can also find open access resources. These are available online immediately and for free. Once again use the 'Refine my results' menu but select 'Open Access'.

Use the Find information page for some more search tips, including how to use the databases you have access to.

Library catalogue: Primo Search

Develop your research skills

Check out our Develop your research skills page to learn essential research skills.

Develop your digital literacy skills

Learn how to better participate, promote and protect yourself online by using our self-paced Your Digital Life tutorial. See more at Develop your digital literacy page.

Prepare for university

Are you thinking about studying at uni after finishing school and want to learn more about what we have to offer? Take a look at Charles Sturt’s Study website to find a range of course information and resources including Study Link.

Get in early

You can also learn about our Charles Sturt Advantage program and take a early offer to study with us.

Rural and regional students

The Charles Sturt Future Moves program inspires school students and young people from regional and rural areas to attend university. Explore questions about uni at the Future Moves - Students website.

Get a head start with library skills

To really get a head start, check out our Getting Started modules or watch our online Library Orientation recording.