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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Access to the library

Find eResources

Borrowing physical resources (LibPOST clients only)

Special services

Help and advice for school libraries

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Access to the library

Am I eligible to use the library?

  • All departmental staff serving the Education portfolio are eligible for access to eResources.
  • Education Queensland band 5-7 and remote schools are eligible for the LibPOST subscription-based lending service for the provision of physical resources.
  • All departmental staff serving the Education portfolio and Queensland state schools celebrating significant anniversaries are eligible to access the Education history collection.

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How do I join the library?

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Do I need a library card?

No, you do not need a library card to access Library Services.

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How do I contact the library?

For general information about Library Services, Department of Education and Training:

Telephone
(07) 3034 5211
Facsimile
(07) 3034 5222
Email
Inquiries.LIBRARY@det.qld.gov.au

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Where is the library located?

Street address
Coorparoo Education Precinct
347 Old Cleveland Road, Coorparoo

Postal address
Library Services, Department of Education and Training
PO Box 1238, Coorparoo DC Q 4151.

There is limited visitor parking available at Coorparoo Education Precinct. Local street parking is available but be aware that time limits apply. Disabled parking is available on site.
For information on public transport services, visit the Translink External Link website.

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Find eResources

Can I borrow eBooks?

EBL eBooks are available to Departmental staff serving the Education portfolio. If you are eligible, you will need to register for an eBook login.

OverDrive eBooks are available to schools registered by their principals for the Queensland State Schools eBooks Digital Library. Please visit the Library Services edStudio Department of Education, Training and Employment staff only. for details.

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Where do I find eBooks?

Once you are registered, search for eBooks in:

  • Learning Place Department of Education, Training and Employment staff only.
    Perform a search, then select "eBooks" under Library Services resources.
  • Library catalogue External Link
    Simply enter a title, author or subject you are looking for, and include the term 'eBook' in your search.

    For OverDrive eBooks, log into the library catalogue before you search. Select the title to display the full record, then select Borrow and read.

    For EBL eBooks, once you have found the eBook you require, click on the title to display the full record. select Download link. If prompted, enter your eBook login.
  • Queensland State Schools eBooks Digital Library External Link
    Login with your student MIS ID or Corporate ID. For information on how to register, visit the Library Services edStudio Department of Education, Training and Employment staff only..

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What is the eBooks Digital Library?

The Queensland State Schools eBooks Digital Library External Link uses the Overdrive platform to provide students with access to hundreds of eBooks to support their learning and love of reading. Registered students and teachers Department of Education, Training and Employment staff only. can login with their student MIS ID or Corporate ID.

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Can my school register for the eBooks Digital Library?

To enquire about registering your school, contact Library Services. The Library Services edStudio Department of Education, Training and Employment staff only. has information about how schools can register.

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Do I need special software to read eBooks online?

No. As long as you are connected to the internet, you can read any eBook in your browser without downloading any additional software. However if you want to download and read your eBooks offline, you will need to download special software. See details.

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Do I need special software to download eBooks?

Yes. To download an eBook, to read offline at any time and to sync it with other devices, you will need to:

  • install Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) External Link - for PCs and laptops
  • download an app that is compatible with your mobile device (such as Bluefire Reader or OverDrive).

Please note, C4T laptops and school computers may already have Adobe Digital Edition installed.

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Can I read eBooks on my mobile device?

Yes. EBL eBooks can be downloaded directly to iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Kindle Fire and Android devices via the free Bluefire Reader app.

OverDrive eBooks can be downloaded via the free OverDrive app. What's the OverDrive app? Department of Education, Training and Employment staff only.

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Can I print or copy eBooks?

In most cases yes, but there are limits.

  • EBL tracks copying and printing and displays a message when the limit is reached
    • Printing is limited to 20% of the total pages of the eBook per user.
    • Copying and pasting is limited to 5% of an eBook per user.
  • OverDrive: Each title varies, depending on the publisher. See OverDrive Help for how to check the digital rights for a title External Link.

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How do I access educational databases?

Databases are available to departmental staff with access to OnePortal Department of Education, Training and Employment staff only.. The library subscribes to databases to support:

Accessing databases may require a password:

  • If you are using a computer on the DET network, you may not be required to enter login details. If required, use the login details on the OnePortal eResources Department of Education, Training and Employment staff only. page.
  • Not using a computer on DET network? First access the home use password Department of Education, Training and Employment staff only. from OnePortal and then access the login details on the OnePortal eResources Department of Education, Training and Employment staff only. page

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How do I access journals?

Journal articles are available to departmental staff with access to OnePortal Department of Education, Training and Employment staff only.. Library Services publishes lists of selected full text online journal articles to support:

Accessing Journals may require a password:

  • Using a computer on the DET network? Access the EBSCO Department of Education, Training and Employment staff only. username and password.
  • Not using a DET networked computer? First access the home use password Department of Education, Training and Employment staff only. from OnePortal and then access the EBSCO Department of Education, Training and Employment staff only. username and password.

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Borrowing physical resources (LibPOST clients only)

Can I borrow physical (LibPOST) resources?

Clients at subscribing LibPOST schools are eligible to register and borrow resources by:

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What are the borrowing limits?

Clients at subscribing LibPOST schools can borrow resources with postage to and from your school up to the value of $100 per calendar year. Additional resources can be requested if clients can arrange collection from Library Services.

Contact Library Services to discuss additional resource requirements.

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How long can I keep resources?

Subscribing schools may borrow physical resources for one school term.

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Can I reserve a book that's on loan?

You can reserve resources:

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Can I borrow multiple copies of a title?

Yes, if multiple copies of a title are available. Up to 10 copies of titles in class sets can be borrowed per client.

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How do I return books?

A reply paid label will be enclosed with loans for return postage. Resources can also be returned to our 24 hour external returns box located in the car park directly behind Library Services at Coorparoo.

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What should I do if I have lost or damaged a book?

You should contact Library Services immediately if you think you have lost a book and library staff will investigate. Charges may apply.

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

You should contact Library Services immediately and explain the situation. Library staff will investigate.

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Can library staff assist me to find suitable classroom resources?

Yes, if your school subscribes to the LibPOST subscription service. Contact Library Services for assistance.

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Can I place an order for classroom resources ahead of time?

Yes, if your school subscribes to the LibPOST subscription service.
LibPOST clients can submit requests through the library catalogue External Link or submit the online Classroom resources request form.

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Special services

Can I access the Education history collection?

The Education history collection is located at Coorparoo Education Precinct. Education history services are available to:

  • Queensland state schools
  • departmental staff serving the education portfolio.

Extensive information about education history in Queensland is available on the Education history pages of the Library Services website.
Members of the public are invited to contact Queensland State Archives and State Library of Queensland for support.

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How can I access information on school anniversary celebrations?

Library Services provides school anniversary celebrations information sheets and checklists.

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Can I borrow DVDs and videos from the library?

Yes, if your school subscribes to the LibPOST subscription service.

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Help and advice for school libraries

Where can I get useful information on school library management?

Visit School library support for more information.

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Where can I get information about copyright?

Visit School library support for more information.

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Last reviewed
22 August 2016
Last updated
22 August 2016