The Library has over four million collection items that students and teachers can access from home.
To start your research, check out Search and discover to find thousands of free online collection items you can use in your study.
For secondary students
Research skills video series for secondary students
- Our Senior research video series helps VCE and IB students access scholarly articles, online collections and engage with complex ideas like misinformation.
- For secondary students looking to stretch their skills beyond Google, watch our Research essentials video series.
VCE research guides
Browse our research guides to easily find books, pictures, maps, documents, newspapers, online tools and other resources for VCE subjects including:
- VCE Ancient History
- VCE Australian History
- VCE English and Literature
- VCE Global Politics
- VCE History (Revolutions)
We have well over a hundred research guides to help you with tips and tricks for accessing and exploring our unique collections online and onsite.
Explore our YouTube channel to find hundreds of open access videos about our collections, events and people.
If you are interested in learning more about independent publishing or have come to one of our sessions onsite, you can revisit zine-making in the classroom.
For primary students
Research skills website, ergo
The Ergo website shares research and resources to support students' development of research skills and critical literacy.
Visit the 'For teachers' section for curriculum-friendly learning and teaching resources, activities and templates to use with your students and for your own professional learning.
Author and illustrator videos online
The Library regularly runs programs and special events for teachers and students with many of these interviews and workshops available free online.
Our online programs include interviews, readings and demonstrations with well-known children’s authors and illustrators:
- Sally Rippin, creator of the much-loved Billie B Brown and Polly and Buster series.
- Davina Bell and Allison Colpoys, the award-winning author/illustrator team behind Under the love umbrella and All the ways to be smart.
- Boori Monty Prior.
- Mat Larkin, author of The orchard underground.
- Kirli Saunders, multi-award winning poet and of The incredible freedom machine, Bindi and kindred.
- Julianne Negri, author of The secret library of Hummingbird house.
- Nicholas J Johnson, professional magician shares mind-bending tricks from the collection.