Library services for high schools

Join the Library

Each of the Charles Sturt campuses has a Library that Year 11 & 12 students and local teaching staff are welcome to join. Joining means you may visit, borrow and make use of our resources and facilities. We also offer a range of online research and digital literacy resources to help in your studies. You will remain a member until the end of year 12.

High Schools that would like their Year 11 & 12 students to join the Library must:

  • complete a School Agreement with us
  • provide students with a signed copy of the Application for Library Access and Borrowing form (Schedule 1 of the agreement with the school).
  • then students complete their Library Membership Application form
  • students under 18 years of age must also provide a signed Internet Access Form.

Teachers from local NSW and Victorian schools may join free of charge as a community member.

What can you access?

Once you have joined you may:

Registered Schools

The Library has the following local secondary schools registered.

Can’t see your school listed? Contact the Library for more information.

  • Albury High School
  • Denison College of Secondary Education, Bathurst High Campus
  • Denison College of Secondary Education, Kelso High Campus
  • Dubbo College - Senior Campus
  • James Fallon High School - Albury
  • Kildare Catholic College - Wagga Wagga
  • Kinross Wolaroi School - Orange
  • MacKillop College – Bathurst
  • MacKillop College – Port Macquarie
  • Macquarie Anglican Grammar School - Dubbo
  • Mount Austin High School - Wagga Wagga
  • Newman Senior Technical College - Port Macquarie
  • Orange Christian School
  • The Riverina Anglican College – Wagga Wagga
  • Scots All Saints College – Bathurst
  • Skillset Senior College – Bathurst
  • St Columba Anglican School – Port Macquarie
  • St Joseph's Regional College - Port Macquarie
  • St Stanislaus' College – Bathurst
  • Trinity Anglican College – Albury
  • Wauchope High School

HSC & VCE support

For teachers

Learn about the range of online resources available for students including eBooks and databases 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 Workshop recordings: