Reference services for students

The reference area and collection, located on the lower ground floor at Joondalup library, provides a quiet study and research environment with free Wi-Fi, a variety of seating, Internet access and two small-group study rooms.

Study time-out for ATAR students

All ATAR students are invited to join West-Oz Wildlife on Wednesday 23 October and Story Dogs on Tuesday 29 October for some time-out from studying and a chance to interact with a koala and Pip the story dog. Occasional snacks will also be available for ATAR students during the exam period.

No cost. No bookings required.

Resources for students

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

ATAR course revision and exam preparation

The Joondalup library holds a range of course revision and exam-revision resources for the following ATAR subjects:

  • Maths (Specialist, Methods and Applications, as well as WACE 2AB to 3CD)
  • English and English Literature
  • Drama
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Human Biology
  • Psychology
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Economics
  • Modern History
  • Politics and Law
  • Geography

These resources may be consulted in the Reference section of the Joondalup Library.

Book collection

The book collection includes resources relevant to each of the above subjects, as well as Ancient History, Business Management and Enterprise, Children Family and the Community, Earth and Environmental Science, Food Science, Health Studies, Marine and Maritime Studies, Materials Design and Technology, Media Production and Analysis, Philosophy and Ethics, Religion and Life and Visual Arts.

Online resources

Access to online resources is available through the Online Resources and Digital Stuff link on the Library Catalogue using your library membership.

The online resources include ProQuest, a multi-disciplinary, international database containing information in the sciences, technology, humanities, arts and health; Informit, a set of Australian databases in the humanities, social sciences, arts and families and communities; and GreenFILE, an international database focussing on the relationship between human beings and the environment. There are also subject-based links to selected Internet resources available.

Exam supervision

Exam supervision (not invigilation) is also available by prior arrangement. Please contact reference staff at least two weeks ahead of the date of your exam to arrange a suitable time.

Note: Some of these services are available at Duncraig, Whitford and Woodvale libraries such as study spaces, Internet access and WiFi. The Online Resources are accessible 24/7 with your library card.