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HSC And other high school study resources

The Library has a special HSC Resources collection to assist you in achieving HSC success. Included in the section are a wide range of study guides, such as Excel and Macquarie, criticisms, prescribed texts and other useful resources.

The State Library of NSW also offers HSC programs and resources students.

We also hold a number of other texts and study guides to help you navigate your way through high school life. Please check with your local branch to see what we can offer.

Personal Interest Projects

Port Macquarie Library holds examples of leading past papers collated by the State Library. Excerpts of these award winning Personal Interest Projects have been digitised by the State Library of NSW, to show excellence in various areas related to the construction of the PIPs.

Complete copies of these PIPs are kept at Port Macquarie library but can be read at any library branch.  Please call Port Macquarie on 6581 8755 for more information.

Projects cannot be photocopied and must be read in the library. Download a brief summary of the Personal Interest Projects held by Port Macquarie Library.

We thank the students for generously sharing their hard work. These projects provide a wealth of information and excellent examples of research techniques and report writing.

Database resources

Your library databases are collections of online books, journals, newspapers and reference books that are available to you for free.  All you need is your library card. You can ask for full-text, peer-reviewed and within a certain period.

The State Library of NSW offers free 24/7 access to local & international newspapers, e-books, full-text journals, magazines & online databases.  For complete access, all you need is a free State Library of NSW library card.

Go National and access the National Library of Australia!

Help with your studies

Charles Sturt University Guide for HSC Students is a website covering course information on all areas, past exams, study hints and advice for parents.

This guide will offer you resources, information and advice, that will help you during preparation for your HSC. It may assist both students and teachers but please note that it is not intended to replace advice from your school.

Regional Education Support Network

RESN is a not-for-profit which provides free, online tutoring for regional and rural students provided by a team of passionate VCE, HSC, QCE and IB graduates. They are dedicated to the goal of providing access to high-quality tutoring for regional/rural Australians. A team of over 250 experienced volunteer tutors are ready to answer any questions that have you stumped, or proofread and offer advice on essays you are about to submit.


Some school libraries have Libguides and librarians have very generously shared all their comprehensive research. The aim of the Libguides is to help you find supplementary information on HSC topics. Suggested information includes books, websites and YouTube clips.  Your library is a ‘gateway to information’ and Libguides certainly prove this.

Other recommended HSC resources

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