Library resources for students
Brisbane City Council libraries have online resources especially for students. To access these onlines resources, you can:
- check out Council's ibrary website (designed for students to discuss, study, access information, books and more)
- search the library catalogue (eLibCat)
- read our recommended reading list
- view other libraries' collections.
Council's libraries can also help you with your homework by providing:
- free internet time and training
- personal assistance using reference materials and locating online assignment information
- study rooms, word processing facilities and printers at selected libraries
- homework clubs to help you learn how to get the best information from library resources and research assignments more effectively.
To find out about homework clubs at your local library, go to eLibCat and select ‘what's on'.
Council's ibrary website is a youth initiative developed by Brisbane City Council libraries. It is exclusively for high school students in Brisbane. Young people in Brisbane can connect with peers to discuss:
- school assignments
- study resources
- reading interests
- what’s happening for young adults in Brisbane
- access free information databases, music, magazines, newspapers and eBooks (available with Council library membership).
The online reference library at eLibCat gives you access to resources including:
- science and the environment databases
- Brisbane information
- online encyclopedias
- magazines and newspapers.
At eLibCat there are resources especially for students, including:
- Britannica Online - access the entire Encyclopaedia Britannica database
- Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre - full-text of major Australasian and international magazines and newspapers
- ProQuest science journals - full text and summary articles from many Australian and international science journals
- Opposing Viewpoints in Context - provides genuine information with sources for common assignment topics.
As well as accessing Council libraries' catalogue, you can also search other libraries' collections including.
- Gold Coast City Council library service
- Griffith University
- Ipswich Library
- Logan City Council libraries
- Moreton Bay Regional libraries
- Queensland University of Technology library
- State Library of Queensland
- University of Queensland.
To find out more, contact Council.