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Middle Years - Discover Your State Library Self Guided Resource for Schools Year 7-12
  • Onsite visit

Discover your State Library years 7-12

Self guided resource for schools

This resource provides everything you need to know about planning your own self-guided visit to the State Library to discover spaces, collections and stories. It will also provide an opportunity for learners to be immersed in the experience of the State Library.

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Free, no bookings required

SACE Research Skills resource
  • Digital resource

Guide: SACE Research Skills

Digital Resource

What are some of the different types of information sources available? What makes a credible source and why? What credible sources of information could you use for your research?

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Free, no bookings required

Search the catalogue for different types of information sources
  • Digital resource

Guide: Search the Catalogue

Digital Resource

Some tips on searching the catalogue for different types of information sources.

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Free, no bookings required

Search eResources
  • Digital resource

Guide: Search e-Resources

Digital Resource

Some tips on searching eResources which comprise of magazines, newspapers, journals, and e-books.

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Free, no bookings required

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Frequently Asked Questions

What do the programs cost?

  • All State Library education programs are provided free of charge.
  • All equipment and materials costs are covered by the State Library.

What pre-visit information will we receive?

  • An email will be sent to the booking contact person to be distributed to all the attending teachers and adults. This will include all pre-visit information relevant to the booked program.
  • Early years and primary programs will also receive an email invitation for the children.

What happens on arrival?

  • Arrive prior to the start of the program, so that students can eat and access toilet facilities located on the ground floor behind the lift.
  • If the weather is inclement a shelter area is located on the eastern side of the building between the State Library and the Museum’s armoury building.
  • A staff member will meet your group in or near the main entrance (refer to your program booking).

What should we bring to an education program?

  • Medication may be carried by the adult supervisor in a backpack.
  • Please arrange name tags for early years and primary students.
  • Devices are provided by the State Library, but we encourage senior secondary students to BYO devices.
  • Students who wish to join the State Library and receive a library card need to do so before visiting the library and request the card to be mailed to them.
  • Students wishing to access photocopying services will need to bring money.
  • Storage is available to accommodate school bags or food/drink crates.

Do you have teacher tips for visiting the State Library for research?

  • Discuss research topics with your students and the types of resources that might be useful.
  • Students may wish to access a Library Guide relevant to research topics.
  • Involve the school librarian in your students' research projects.
  • Allocate sufficient time at the State Library for your research.
  • Some collection items are in storage but you can request an item to be retrieved from storage via the catalogue before your visit. Find out more about the retrieval service.
  • If you are intending to stay to use the resources after your program, you will need to book electronic database computers for your students to use.

 

What is the cost of a Digital Visit? 

All State Library Digital Visits are provided free of charge.

Any additional tools and materials required for the session are outlined in the Information for Educator document in the Pre-visit Package on the website.

General information

With most Digital Visits there are accompanying Digital Resources that are provided along with a Guide for deeper learning. Access Guides for each Digital Resource from the program page on the Library website.

What Pre-visit information will we receive?

A confirmation email will be sent from Eventbrite to the person that booked the Digital Visit.

This email will point to a Pre-visit Package that contains Information for the Educator and Information for Accompanying Adults  on the Description tab for each program.
The booking contact person is required to distribute to all the attending educators and accompanying adults associated with the program.

A calendar meeting invitation will also be sent to the contact person and educators listed, closer to the date, with Pre-visit Package documents attached.

Where might I find further resources?

Visit the More to Explore tab on the website page of the program to find further resources and relevant links.

What technology is required for a digital visit?

The SA Government recommended online platform is Microsoft Teams. You will be emailed a link that enables your Digital Visit to be opened in the MS Teams DESKTOP app.

To ensure full functionality of this multimedia-rich session, we recommend that you download Microsoft Teams App to your device rather than relying on Teams via a web browser. 

Participants will require internet access, a web camera, microphone and speakers.

Information, Communications and Technology (ICT)  protocols will be highlighted with all participants at the start of the Digital Visit to ensure safety, access and participation is managed effectively.

Please email us prior to your Digital Visit if you have additional questions regarding ICT requirements.

How can I provide feedback?

We value your feedback and invite you to complete the short surveys attached to the Digital Visit you attend. This will enable us to further develop the programs.