Your Library can help you with information for your homework in a few different ways.
Books in the Library
Each of the four branches of Warringah Council Library has a collection of junior nonfiction books that can be borrowed or read in the library. There are books related to subjects you study at school such as Australian and Ancient History, Society and Culture, Geography, English literature and Science. There is even a Local Studies collection with information about Warringah’s history including old Manly Daily newspapers on microfiche.
Searching the catalogue
To find the items you need you can use your Library’s catalogue from home or school on our website, or inside the library using one of our catalogue computers. Librarians are also always very happy to help you find what you need.
You can search the Library’s catalogue on the Library website. It is just like an internet search engine: the search term you enter can be a title, part of a title, an author’s surname, a subject or even just a keyword. It is good to experiment with different search terms to find what you are looking for.
Your search will show you the books held in the Library and whether or not they are on the shelf and at which branch. The book’s call number tells you the number code of the shelf where the book belongs, next to other books on similar subjects. Books with a call number starting with J are written for children. Each Library branch has shelves for all the subjects.
Research – eResources - Databases
The Library website also has databases and links you can search to find reliable information and articles. Some you might find useful are:
- Britannica Library
- International Data Base: World Statistics
- Australian New Zealand Points of View Reference Centre
There are lots more. Explore our eResources.
eLibrary - eBooks – Overdrive and Infobase
The Library’s Overdrive eBook collection includes nonfiction titles on popular subjects including cooking, travel, biographies, politics and sport. They can be downloaded to your computer, tablet or even your phone. There is also a collection of nonfiction Infobase eBooks. These can be read on your computer or device inside or outside the library. Subjects include history, mathematics, science, geography, technology and literature.
The people who work in your Library are there to help you find the information you need.