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​​​​The Resource Centre 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 Resource Centre 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 Resource Centre operation.

Opening hours

The Resource Centre is available for use by students for personal and group study during all open hours. Use may be restricted to on some days due to hosting school events or Lunchbox sessions (Tertiary information sessions).

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

Hours may vary depending upon availability of staff.

Term 1

Term 1 opening hours for the Resource Centre
Day Opening hours
Monday8.00am to 5.00m
Tuesday8.00am to 5.00pm
Wednesday8.00am to 5.00pm
​Thursday8.00am to 5.00pm
Friday8.00am to 5.00pm​

Term 2, 3 and 4

Term 2, 3 and 4 opening hours for the Resource Centre
Day Opening hours
Monday8.00am to 2.15pm
Tuesday8.00am to 4.00pm
Wednesday8.00am to 4.00pm
Thursday8.00am to 4.00pm
Friday8.00am to 4.00pm

Fiction collections

The Resource Centre holds 3 fiction collections:

  • English class sets: available on long-term loan for class literature studies
  • Fiction collection (general reading): available for 2 week loan
  • Manga collection: available for 2 week loan.

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

Request a book

Students may request books for the Resource Centre in person at the circulation desk in the Resource Centre or by emailing the Teacher Librarian.

Borrow Box

The Resource Centre subscribes to Borrow Box, an online ebook collection that allows users to access both ebooks and audio books on Apple, Android, and Windows devices.

To set up or renew access, visit the Resource Centre or contact the Teacher Librarian.


Students have 24 hour access to the Resource Centre’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 Resource Centre for help.


The Resource Centre subscribes to a range of online databases (PDF, 30 KB) to provide students access to quality, high level academic resources.

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

Reference lists and in-text referencing

Brisbane State High School uses the American Psychological Association (APA) style for all referencing. A simplified APA style guide is available on the student intranet.

Queensland University of Technology and University of Queensland (PDF, 327 KB) provide detailed guides. For advice on referencing issues, visit the Resource Centre.

Printing, photocopying and scanning

Full printing, photocopying and scanning services are available in the Resource Centre; please ask for assistance if you are unsure how to access or use these services.​​​

Payment at Library

Payment at our Library is only available using the Student ID Card with a linked account via My Student Account.

Read the My Student Account procedure (PDF, 500 KB) for information on how to link your child’s Student ID Card to pre-load funds. This email explains the benefits of the cashless system (PDF, 776 KB).