Services for Staff


How to join

All staff and students of the Central Institute are eligible to join the Library. Your membership card entitles you to borrow from all of the four Libraries at the Central Institute. To register, please bring along proof of your employment status.


Staff may borrow up to 20 items at any one time with extended loan periods available if required. Renewals are permitted provided this is arranged prior to the due date. Items available for loan include books, DVDs, kits, software, journals and audio-visual equipment.

Inter-library Loans

Items not held at the Central Institute Libraries may be obtained from other libraries. The Library has free access to reciprocal borrowing networks of Australia-wide TAFE and certain government agencies. However, loans arranged from some agencies will incur fees and charges.

Online Services

The Library website provides online access to the Library Catalogue, subject guides and full text journal and newspaper articles from our online databases.


Library Orientations are available at all campuses for new students commencing studies at the Central Institute.
1) Face to Face Orientations: includes a tour of the library and an introduction to the catalogue by a library staff member.
2) Contact your Portfolio Librarian to book an Orientation for your class.

Library & Information Skills Training (LIST) Program

The aim of the LIST Program is to develop the skills of staff and students to find, organise, evaluate and use information effectively and efficiently, and to apply these skills to become independent lifelong learners.
The program consists of face-to-face training and online tutorials. We would welcome the opportunity to conduct a training session or a Library orientation for your students. For more details, contact your Portfolio Librarian or refer to information literacy.

Information & Research Services

Our librarians provide a range of information and research services and instructional support to College staff. Portfolio Librarians can assist academic staff to identify and retrieve relevant and up-to-date information sources to support their teaching and learning needs. 
The librarians provide research services for all College staff in the areas of curriculum developments, management initiatives and special projects. For further information, contact your Portfolio librarian.

Requesting Resources

Portfolio librarians are responsible for the selection and acquisition of appropriate resources for the Library collections. They liaise with program areas to build a collection based on the College's teaching and learning needs. To further develop our collections, the Portfolio Librarians welcome and encourage recommendations from lecturers for items to be purchased.
Please complete a 'Library Request to Purchase Resources' form and give it to your Portfolio librarian.

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