Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- Am I eligible to use the library?
- How do I join the library?
- Do I need a library card?
- How do I contact the library?
- Where is the library located?
- Can I borrow eBooks?
- Where do I find eBooks?
- What is the eBooks Digital Library?
- Can my school register for the eBooks Digital Library?
- Do I need special software to read eBooks online?
- Do I need special software to download eBooks?
- Can I read eBooks on my mobile device?
- Can I print or copy eBooks?
- How do I access educational databases?
- How do I access journals?
- Can I borrow physical (LibPOST) resources?
- What are the borrowing limits?
- How long can I keep resources?
- Can I reserve a book that's on loan?
- Can I borrow multiple copies of a title?
- How do I return books?
- What should I do if I have lost or damaged a book?
- What should I do if I have returned a book and keep getting overdue notices?
- Can library staff assist me to find suitable classroom resources?
- Can I place an order for classroom resources ahead of time?
- Can I access the Education history collection?
- How can I access information on school anniversary celebrations?
- Can I borrow DVDs and videos from the library?
- Where can I get useful information on school library management?
- Where can I get information about copyright?
- 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.
- To borrow eBooks, you will need to register for an eBook login. Complete and submit the online Library Services registration form.
- To subscribe to the LibPOST service, band 5-7 and remote schools will need to complete and submit the LibPOST school subscription form. Eligibility applies.
No, you do not need a library card to access Library Services.
For general information about Library Services, Department of Education and Training:
- (07) 3034 5211
- (07) 3034 5222
Coorparoo Education Precinct
347 Old Cleveland Road, Coorparoo
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 website.
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 for details.
Once you are registered, search for eBooks in:
- Learning Place
Perform a search, then select "eBooks" under Library Services resources.
- Library catalogue
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
Login with your student MIS ID or Corporate ID. For information on how to register, visit the Library Services edStudio .
The Queensland State Schools eBooks Digital Library 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 can login with their student MIS ID or Corporate ID.
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.
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) - 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.
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?
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 .
Databases are available to departmental staff with access to OnePortal . 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 page.
- Not using a computer on DET network? First access the home use password from OnePortal and then access the login details on the OnePortal eResources page
Journal articles are available to departmental staff with access to OnePortal . 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 username and password.
- Not using a DET networked computer? First access the home use password from OnePortal and then access the EBSCO username and password.
- selecting and requesting resources through the online library catalogue
- completing the online curriculum classroom request form.
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.
Subscribing schools may borrow physical resources for one school term.
You can reserve resources:
Yes, if multiple copies of a title are available. Up to 10 copies of titles in class sets can be borrowed per client.
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.
You should contact Library Services immediately if you think you have lost a book and library staff will investigate. Charges may apply.
You should contact Library Services immediately and explain the situation. Library staff will investigate.
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.
Library Services provides school anniversary celebrations information sheets and checklists.
Yes, if your school subscribes to the LibPOST subscription service.
Visit School library support for more information.
Visit School library support for more information.