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Schools Catalogue Information Service (SCIS)

SCIS provides high quality, consistent cataloguing data for Australian school libraries through a national database of over one million catalogue records for educational resources that:

  • support the school curriculum
  • include fiction, non-fiction and teacher reference
  • cover all levels and content areas of the school curriculum
  • cover all formats including books, videos, computer software and websites
  • can be accessed through a web-based interface.

For more information visit the SCIS External Link website.


Access to SCIS for Queensland schools

Access to SCIS is by subscription. The Department of Education and Training (DET) provides a bulk service subscription for all Queensland state schools, which allows them to freely access SCISWeb and download catalogue records.

Non-government schools should contact Education Services Australia (ESA), to enquire about a subscription and any applicable discounts available to them. ESA can be contacted on 1800 337 405 or by email.

Schools requiring help with login problems, or other technical assistance, should contact ESA direct on 1800 337 405.

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Cataloguing of records not found on SCIS

Where a matching record for a resource cannot be found on SCIS (after checking by ISBN and title), schools are encouraged to send the resource in to SCIS for cataloguing. This cataloguing service is free for all schools, government or non-government.

The cataloguing service for Queensland schools is undertaken by Frances Todd, who works for Education Services Australia as an independent cataloguing contractor. To arrange to send in resources for cataloguing, you can contact Frances by email or by phoning 0422 098664. SCIS cataloguing inquiries can also be directed to Education Services Australia by email or by phoning the SCIS Customer Service team toll-free on 1800 337 405.

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Resource collection point

Queensland LOTE Library (Brisbane School of Distance Education), Coorparoo is the collection point for schools sending in resources by post or courier or delivering boxes in person.

The contact details and business hours for the new resource collection point are:

Queensland LOTE Library
Brisbane School of Distance Education
4 Cavendish Road (Cnr Stanley Street East)
Coorparoo QLD 4151
Business hours for terms and holidays

Please note: Schools should deliver items in person or pay the cost of posting items for cataloguing or sending them in by courier, and also the cost of having them returned to the school.

Contact eResource Services if you require further assistance or information.

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Last reviewed
22 January 2018
Last updated
22 January 2018