Students & Schools
Mackay Regional Council Libraries have a great selection of resources to assist students with assignments, homework and study.
If you are looking for information outside of our library hours, remember that you can access a wealth of information online. Visit online resources to access a host of electronic products including databases.
Literacy PlanetLiteracy Planet is an online service that encourages the learning of essential English literacy skills through a motivational learning platform that is fun, compelling and addictive for students of all ages and ability.
The library can provide space and supervision for students sitting examinations through distance education. Conditions apply. Contact Gordon White Library or Mackay City Library for details.
Help is at hand
Library staff can help with information requests and provide research assistance using the library catalogue, online resources and the Internet. Visit the information desk at any library branch with your query or ask a question using our online form. We will try to get back to you as soon as we can!
State Library of Victoria Research Skills provides a step-by-step guide to how to break down research tasks into manageable parts and find good quality relevant information to make your assignments the best they can be.
Mackay Regional Council Libraries provide resources and services to schools, colleges, teachers and other professionals that work in the education sector.
The Knowledge Navigators program brings library services and products into the classroom.
A selection of six mixed media kits focusing on Mackay's heritage for use by teachers and educators.
We have access to a number of high-quality online resources containing information from encyclopedias, magazines, newspapers and scholarly journals for students of all ages and their teachers. Many of these can be accessed from any internet connected computer or device, however some can only be accessed in the Library.
Teachers and other educators can apply for an educator’s library card, with extra borrowing rights. For more information, please contact us.
School visits and library tours
The library can conduct tours for visiting schools as requested. Reasonable notice is required for the library to host a school group. Use the online form to make a booking or enquiry regarding library tours.