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Teacher resources

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 

VCE research guides

Browse our research guides to easily find books, pictures, maps, documents, newspapers, online tools and other resources for VCE subjects including: 

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:

For younger students, check out our Playdate at the Library and Crafternoon video series and our Storytime activities.