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The Library aims to support teaching and learning both within and outside the classroom. We provide an inclusive and supportive environment for students to learn, explore, communicate, interact and relax.

The Library is focused on developing academic excellence through the provision of a wide range of print and electronic resources to support the curriculum, teaching high level research skills and fostering a lifelong love of learning and reading in our students.

Contact the Teacher Librarian with any questions about the Library's operation.

Opening hours - Term 2, 2020

The Library is available for use by students for personal and group study during the hours of 8:00am to 5:00pm daily (school days only). In Term 2, 2020, please note students are encouraged to leave the school grounds as soon as possible after their final lesson each day.

Hours may vary depending upon availability of staff and these hours may vary in the future.

Student expectations

The Library is a shared space and thus we ask that all users conduct themselves in a manner that does not impact on other patrons.

Fiction collections

The Library holds multiple fiction collections:

  • Fiction collection (general reading): available for two week loan
  • The Wheelers eBook collection - students can log in via the Library page on StudentNet
  • STATE HIGH SHELF collection (multiple copies of novels related to our wide reading program)
  • Manga and graphic novel collection: available for two week loan
  • Picture book collection: available for two week loan
  • Fast fiction (quick reads): available for two week loan

The Library does not allow long-term loans of fiction titles on textbook lists. These titles should be purchased by students.

Non-fiction collection

The Library maintains an up to date and relevant non-fiction collection for student research. These are widely used for class assignments and are available for two week loans.


Students have 24 hour access to the Library’s video collection via Clickview online.

Watch the tutorial on accessing and using Clickview online. If you do not have access to Clickview online, visit the Library for help.


The Library subscribes to a range of online databases to provide students access to quality, high level academic resources. These are available through the Library page on StudentNet.

Usernames and passwords are available on StudentNet or by contacting the Teacher Librarian.

Databases provide up to date information on current issues as well as research and analysis of a wide range of topics.

The information in databases is not available via a simple Google search as sites are secured with usernames and passwords. 

Reference lists and in-text referencing

Brisbane State High School uses the American Psychological Association (APA) style for all referencing.

We subscribe to CiteMaker and encourage all students to utilise this to create their assignment reference lists.

Queensland University of Technology and The University of Queensland provide detailed guides. For advice on referencing issues, visit the Library. 

Printing, photocopying and scanning

Full printing, photocopying and scanning services are available in the Library.

Students must have an activated Student Account. Once funds are available in this account, students must transfer money via their Papercut account for printing.

Please ask for assistance if you are unsure how to access or use these services.