Online and print resources for students of all ages

The Libraries provide a wide range of resources for students and researchers of all ages, including well-stocked Reference and Local History collections located at Joondalup, non-fiction collections at all the libraries and online junior and adult non-fiction databases, encyclopaedias and other resources.

Guides to student resources:

Information on the print and online resources available to students is available from the following guides:

Study and Research Resources Brochure (for senior secondary students and older)

Homework Help (for pre-primary to junior secondary students)

Online resources

The Libraries subscribe to a wide range of online resources suitable for students and researchers of all ages. The online resources include children’s educational programs, databases, online training, language tuition, Choice, the Britannica encyclopaedia and a range of genealogical research tools.

Access to online resources is available using your library membership number. If you’re not already a Library member, you can join online and immediately gain access to the majority of them.

More information about online resources is available here, and you can access the resources through the Online Resources link on the Library Catalogue using your library membership number and password.

Print resources

Resources for younger students

All four branches of the Joondalup Libraries have collections of engaging and informative junior non-fiction, ideally suited to assisting students to complete homework assignments and project work.

Resources for older students

Adult, young adult and junior non-fiction collections are available at all library branches.

Reference collection

Most of the 5,000 items in the Joondalup Reference Collection are now available for seven-day loan.

The Reference collection includes a comprehensive set of ATAR exam papers, revision guides and exam questions, an up-to-date book collection and access to a wide variety of online resources to assist with your assignments, revision and study during the year.

The book collection includes resources relevant to all areas of the secondary curriculum and all ATAR subjects.

Research guides

Subject guides to the Libraries’ resources are now available for download. Just select the subject area of interest from those below:

Subject Guide – Literature, English and Drama

Subject Guide – Humanities, Arts and Social Science

Subject Guide – Science

ATAR course revision and exam preparation resources

The Reference collection includes a wide range of course revision and exam-preparation resources for the following ATAR subjects:

  • Maths (Specialist, Methods and Applications)
  • English and English Literature
  • Drama
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Human Biology
  • Physical Education
  • Psychology
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Economics
  • Modern History
  • Politics and Law
  • Psychology
  • Geography.

This collection includes some material that is available for loan and other works that are restricted to use in the Reference section of the Joondalup Library, which is open seven days per week.

Study spaces and facilities

The Reference area and collection, located on the lower ground floor at the City’s Joondalup library, provides a quiet study and research environment with free WiFi, a variety of seating, internet access and two bookable small-group study rooms.

All City of Joondalup Libraries have a variety of spaces for students to study in.

Exam supervision

Exam supervision (not invigilation) is available in the Reference area. Applications should be made at least two weeks prior to the date of the exam.