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  • Online Catalogue

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    Contact your local library to get a PIN and password then go to CHRC Online Library to access and browse!

    The catalogue is available wherever you have internet access. View what’s in stock, what you have read, make reservations or renewals and check your past loans.

  • Exam Supervision

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    Exam supervision is provided by the library service. Students must communicate with library staff in order to organise the facilitation and scheduling.

    Terms and Conditions 

    • A minimum of 14 days is required to ensure sufficient time to receive examination papers and coordinate supervision;
    • The maximum duration for each exam is no longer than 3 hours;
    • It is the responsibility of the student to confirm examination documentation have been received 3 days prior to examination date;
    • It is the responsibility of the student to check with their institution of supervisors’ eligibility prior to proceeding with enquiry.

    To organise an exam, please contact your nearest library branch

  • Home Library Service

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    CHRC Libraries offers a Home Library Service to assist those in specific town areas who cannot easily access the library; and who do not have someone to pick up their books for them. If you, or someone you know, are a resident of Capella, Emerald or Springsure and have difficulty visiting the library, then the library can come to you!

    Staff can select library items and resources from the collection and deliver them to you fortnightly. Items that are not available locally may be available from other libraries in the region. With a combination of books, DVDs, magazines and audio books we have a little something for everyone. We also have a wide range of large print books for those with vision difficulties.

    To sign up, please contact:

    • Blackwater on 4982 5737
    • Capella on 4988 7230
    • Dingo on 4935
    • Emerald on 4986 8444
    • Springsure on 4984 1265
  • BorrowBox App

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    Sign up and download our free BorrowBox app to access the latest fiction and non-fiction bestsellers in eBook or audiobook format.

    The app is suitable for both Apple and Android devices, making it simple to download and listen or read anywhere, anytime.

    Four easy steps will get you started:

    1. Make sure you have your library membership number, 4-digit password and valid email address before you start.
    2. Go to either Apple store or Google Play Store to download your free app.
    3. Search for ‘CHRC Libraries’ and select.
    4. Enter your details and follow the instructions to browse, borrow, confirm and download.
  • Overdrive App

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    Sign up and download our free OverDrive app to access the latest fiction and non-fiction bestsellers in eBook or audiobook format.

    The app is suitable for both Apple and Android devices, making it simple to download and listen or read anywhere, anytime.

    Four easy steps will get you started:

    1. Make sure you have your library membership number, 4-digit password and valid email address before you start.
    2. Go to either Apple store or Google Play Store to download your free app.
    3. Enter ‘Central Highlands Regional Council’ to Add a Library.
    4. Click on “Queensland Regional OverDrive Consortium” to make it your favourite.
    5. Enter your details and follow the instructions to browse, borrow, confirm and download.
  • PressReader

    CHRC Libraries is now providing access to PressReader! Anywhere. Any time. All you have to do is download the app, log in via you library membership and select the CHRC Libraries hotspot located at the Emerald branch. Although the hotspot is located at the Emerald branch, you can access this no matter where you are. All you need is the device and a library membership. For more information please contact your nearest library branch.

  • Internet Access

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    Coin operated internet kiosks are available at all CHRC Library branches with printing capabilities. The machines accepts gold coins only. No need for bookings. Costs listed below:

    • Internet access for 15 minuets                                  $1.00
    • Internet access for 30 minuets                                 $2.00
    • Printing (deducted from internet money)              $0.20c per page

    Free Wi-Fi (wireless internet) is available at the branches below:

    • Blackwater
    • Capella
    • Duaringa
    • Emerald
    • Rolleston
    • Springsure
    • Tieri
  • Ancestry Access

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    All branches provide free access to Ancestry.com on the public internet kiosks. Just by clicking on the Ancestry.com icon on the screen, will allow free family history research to take place at the library.

    There are also physical Local/Family History collections housed at the following branches:

    • Capella
    • Emerald
    • Gemfields
    • Springsure

    Customers also have access to the Moser Wafer collection at the Dingo branch.

  • First 5 Forever

     

    First 5 Forever is an ongoing, state wide project that is aimed at children ages 0-5 years. Families are encouraged to join in programs and events delivered by the CHRC Library Service; as well as pick up a free First 5 Forever goodies bag from your nearest library branch.

    A child’s vocabulary is developed within the first five years of age; effecting their learning all through primary and secondary school; and even during adult years. The First 5 Forever program helps parents prepare their children for a lifetime of learning through play based learning.

    Contact your nearest library branch and find out about Baby Rhyme Time and Kids Time sessions, free First 5 Forever bags, First 5 Book Kits to be borrowed, and tips to keep your sanity while building your child’s vocabulary, learning skills and interacting.

  • Membership Access

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    Membership is free for all in the community. Photo identification must be sighted before joining. Adult and Junior memberships are available.

    Adult Membership

    • Full digital access (e.g. apps and online catalogue)
    • 20 physical items borrowed at any given time
    • All branches in the region

    Junior Membership

    • Full digital access (e.g. apps and online catalogue)
    • 10 physical items borrowed at any given time
    • All branches in the region

    All branches offer a free temporary membership for travellers. Photo identification must be sighted, and a form completed to join as a temporary member.

    Temporary Members are entitled to:

    • Full digital access (e.g. apps and online catalogue)
    • 2 physical items borrowed at any given time
    • All branches across the region

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