Free Library membership for Queensland teachers

QUT Library is now offering free Library membership for all Queensland teachers! I took a tour of the Curriculum Collection at QUT Kelvin Grove to get a taste of what’s on offer.

I soon discovered there’s a lot more to the Curriculum Collection than meets the eye! There’s a whole row of maps and charts on a range of topics as well as the newest editions of a range of textbooks. I had great fun browsing through the shelves and checking out what was inside!

In one box, I found this giant pair of dice! I’m sure they would make learning maths lots of fun. I also found a section full of puppets. They were so cute! As I wandered through the collection past some shelves full of musical instruments, I found the fiction books – there were a whole range of texts suitable for all ages and reading abilities on offer. It wasn’t just print books and novels but plays, TV shows, audio books and more.A model of an ear found in the Curriculum CollectionAll of these resources and more are now available for Queensland teachers to borrow for free! During the semester, the Library is open until 10pm Monday – Thursday, 9pm on Fridays and from 9am – 5pm over the weekend so there’s plenty of time to come down for a browse.

Placing a hold or intercampus request

As a Caboolture based student or staff member your access to print resources is not limited to the items held in the library here in B Block.

By placing an intercampus or Library Store request you can easily access many of the resources held in the Kelvin Grove, Gardens Point and Law libraries as well as from the Library Store … that’s almost half a million items. You can also request journal articles, just complete an Intercampus copy request form.To request a book or DVD from another branch simply follow the Placing a hold instructions, or ask at the Learning and Research Desk if you are not sure.

Textbooks are in high demand and often on loan, but remember that you can also place a hold on books or DVD’s that are already on loan. It is worthwhile.….a hold request will shorten the loan time for the person who has the book on loan and disallows any renewal request for the book. Also, a “Recall” email is generated to inform the person that there is an earlier due date for the book or DVD. An added incentive to ensure  the shared access to books and DVD’s that are in demand, is that they will incur 40 penalty points per day if the book or DVD becomes overdue after being recalled.

The prescribed texts for the Caboolture Campus based units are available from the Course Reserve collection for a 2 hour loan in the Library….ask for these at the Learning and Research Desk.

Requested books are couriered to the Caboolture Library for pick-up and you will receive an email notifying you when your book/s are available. Any requested journal articles will actually be emailed directly to you! Both processes usually take about a day or two. Most books and DVD’s that have been “available” when requested will arrive the next business day.

Staff at the Learning and Research Desk can assist with any or all stages of your resource hunting quests… Ask a Librarian!