Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Answers
Access to the library Borrowing and returning resources
Library Services Using the online library?
Finding information and resource Help and advice
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Access to the library

Who is eligible to use the library?

The following individuals are eligible to use the library:

  • students of Caboolture State High School;
  • Department of Education and Training (DET) staff members;
  • registered supply teachers and preservice teachers.

Do I need a library card?

Generally, you need to show your student identification card to borrow any library items.

However, we ask that you speak to our librarian if you need to borrow an item but find that do not have access to your student identification card for some reason. We may be able to help you.

How do I contact the library?

For general information about our library:

Phone: (07) 5498 0157

Facsimile: (07) 54980110

What are the library's opening hours? Can I work in the library outside these hours?

Generally, the library is open from 8.15 am to 4.00 pm, Monday to Friday.

We will open our doors earlier, and close later, by arrangement with the librarian.

The library is closed to students on pupil free days and public holidays.

Is the library open during school holidays?

No, our library does not maintain its regular opening hours during school holidays and is closed to students on pupil free days and public holidays.

Where is the library located?

The library is located between K block and P block.

Street address: Postal address:
    • Caboolture State High School
    • Lee Street, Caboolture
    • Qld  4504.
    • The Librarian
    • Caboolture State High School
    • Lee Street
    • Caboolture  Qld  4504
Library Services

What sorts of things can I do in the library?

Students can use the library for a range of purposes including: reading, doing homework, working on assignments, studying, quietly playing board-games, holding meetings (e.g. debating);  and rehearsing oral presentations. Student are also permitted to use the library to play school-approved strategy games on school computers and personal laptops.

Other uses may also be possible: just ask!

Can I use the Internet at the library?

We have two fully equipped computer rooms and four short term use computers in our library. All computers provide students with access to the internet.

You must always ask the librarian for permission to use a computer.

Can I borrow videos from the library?

Videos and DVDs can only be borrowed by teaching staff.

Can I photocopy, scan and print at the library?


Black and white photocopying is available at 10 cents per page. We are able to provide you with change should you need it.

Black and white, and colour printing, is available from any of our networked computers. There is no charge for printing.

You can use our scanner to scan images and documents to your own USB storage device or networked folder.


Finding information and resource

How do I access the library catalogue and read search results?

Our  Library catalogue is available to students and staff at school only and can be accessed from any computer connected to our school network.

To learn how to use the catalogue ask your Librarian.

How do I find out about new resources?

We compile new fiction lists several times throughout the school year. You can view these lists by accessing the what’s new? link from our online library. Here, you can also watch book trailers for popular new fiction.

Additionally, our librarian regularly publicises the arrival of new books by putting messages in the morning notices which are read during house group and on assemblies.

Can library staff help me locate information or resources on a particular topic?

Yes. Speak with the librarian to discuss your needs.

What if the library doesn’t have the item I want? Can I suggest items for purchase?


Contact The Librarian

Borrowing and returning resources

What can I borrow from the library?

Mostly, students will borrow fiction and non-fiction from the library. The standard two week loan period applies to these items. Resources from other sections (Graphic Novels, Reference, Overnight Loan, Not-For-Loan, Vertical Files) may also be borrowed but for one night only.

Audio-visual resources, such as DVDs and cameras, can only be borrowed by teaching staff.

How many items can I borrow ?

Students may borrow up to five items at any time providing you do not have any overdue items on loan.

How do I borrow books and other resources?

You are welcome to visit the library to select or collect loans. Please show your student identification card to one of our library staff at the front desk.

How long can I keep items for?

The standard loan period is two weeks.  After this time, items need to be returned or renewed for another two weeks. Shorter loan periods apply to items from some sections: Graphic Novel, Reference, Overnight Loan, Not-For-Loan, and Vertical File.

Can I reserve a book that's on loan?

To make a reservation, visit the library and see our librarian or one of our library assistants at the front desk.  When your item becomes available will put a message in the daily notices asking you to come and collect it.

How do I return items I have finished with?

Books should be returned in person by placing them in the drop box at the front desk in the library. Borrowers are responsible for the return of item/s out on loan under their name. Renewals may be available if an item has not been reserved by another person.

What happens if I am not finished with an item by the due date? Can I renew it?

You can renew your loans by visiting the library with the item/s and your student identification card. If any of the items have been reserved by another person you will not be permitted to renew them.

What happens if I don’t return an item on time?

Once a resource is overdue, a reminder notice will be sent to the borrower. For students, this reminder will be given to them in house group.  If these reminders are ignored, warning letters will be sent to parents and care-givers. Students who do not return items after this notification will lose all borrowing rights as well as internet and email access until resources are returned or paid for.

What do I do if I have lost or damaged an item?

If you have lost or damaged an item you should visit the library immediately to speak with one of our staff members You will be able to explain the situation and library staff will investigate the matter. In some cases a replacement fee may apply.

What do I do if I have returned a book and I keep getting overdue notices?

You should visit the library immediately to speak with one of our staff members who will help you resolve the issue.

Why does the alarm sometimes go off at the front of the library?

Our security screens at the front of the library sound an alarm when resources leave the library without being borrowed. This is a serious matter.

Are there any library fines?

The library does not generally charge overdue fines. Replacement cost may be charged for lost or damaged items.

Using the online library?

What's the online library and how can I use it?

Our interactive online library is a virtual “one-stop-shop” for information, support and enrichment. It provides access to:

  • general resources including book recommendations, reviews, blogs and book trailers;
  • information-finding resources including resource finders for school assignments; search engine recommendations and hints; online journals and databases; research tutorials;referencing software; and other libraries;
  • career related resources;
  • Indigenous resources:
  • other support resources for life and living, and
  • our GameOn calendar for fun activities coordinated by the library.

Can I access the online library from home?

Yes, you can access our online library at school and at home. Passwords are not required for access to the website.

Our online library web address is:

Alternately, visit our school website at and access a link to our online library in the Quicklinks section.

Do I need passwords for any resources in the online library?

Yes. Some of our online resources are password protected.

Check the library page in your school diary for the usernames and passwords needed to access World Book Online, MacquarieNet, Austguide Online and New Scientist magazine.

Help and advice

Who do I see if I need help finding resources or using library services?

Simply ask one of our librarians or library assistants. We will be very happy to help you.

Where can I get advice about copyright?

The Australian Copyright Council provides information on its website about copyright.

Where can I get advice about film classifications?

The Classification Board (Australia)