Head to the library to study for your HSC exams. With free WiFi, dedicated study areas, special HSC collections and even HSC lock-ins, you’ll have everything you need in one place. If you’re studying from home, we have heaps of quality online resources to help you study and revise.
Studiosity is an online tutoring service offering just-in-time homework and study help to students in years 3-12. Assistance is available in the subjects of English, maths, science, research and study skills. Students are able to upload a draft of their essay or written assignment and receive expert feedback in less than 24 hours. Live online chat support is also available from 3.00pm, Sunday to Friday.
To access Studiosity, use your library card number and PIN to log in. You can also download the Studiosity app for mobile devices.
Bloomsbury Applied Visual Arts
Are you studying, teaching or are interested in the visual arts? Bloomsbury Applied Visual Arts combines visual representation with practical advice on everything from idea generation and research techniques to portfolio development. Log in with your Northern Beaches Library card.
We have a collection of eBooks available in Overdrive that can assist with your HSC studies. Each eBook is from the same series and looks at different issues in Australian society.
To access Overdrive, use your library card number and PIN to log in. You can also download the Overdrive app.
HSC Edge Online
HSC Edge Online is an online service helping students to optimise their Year 11 or 12 scores.
This innovative service offers a multitude of resources that are designed to enhance student performance, and reduce the stresses and pressures that many students experience during their final years at school.
HSC research guides
The HSC research guides from the State Library of New South Wales, brings together essential resources for studying Preliminary and HSC subjects. These resources will assist students find relevant content for English, Society and Culture, Legal Studies and Modern History subjects.
eResources for Research
The library subscribes to high quality databases on your behalf, giving you access to thousands of authoritative journals, articles and images on a wide range of topics.
Also listed are specially chosen websites and online resources such as past exam papers and study guides that will support your study.
Northern Beaches libraries host several HSC lock-ins during the exam period for year 12 students outside of opening hours.
The lock-ins offer library resources free of charge and an opportunity to revise in a safe and quiet environment. Oh, and there’s free pizza too. Check the calendar for more info.
HSC Lecture Series
A series of interesting talks by experts who can help you blitz the HSC! Open to year 11 and 12 students. Usually held in June each year. Check the calendar for more info.
HSC Help at the State Library
The State Library of New South Wales is running free programs for HSC students throughout January 2020. Students will be shown the best eResources for English, History, Legal Studies, Society and Culture and the new HSC subject, Extension Science. Bookings are essential through the State Library's website.