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  • Montage - Online Catalogue

    Contact your local library to get a PIN and password then go to Montage to access and browse!

    The catalogue is available wherever you have internet access, on any device. View what’s in stock, what you have read, make reservations or renewals, share across your social media and leave reviews.

  • Loan Parameters

    Physical Collection

    All members of the CHRC Library Service can borrow 20 physical items at one time; 10 of which can be AV items (audio books, DVDs). Loans are for a period of 4 weeks and able to be renewed if not reserved by another member.

    BorrowBox App Collection

    Users of the BorrowBox app can borrow 12 eBooks and 12 eAudio Books at one time for a period of 14 days. Electronic resources can be renewed and are able to be returned at any time. If not manually returned, the items will automatically return upon the due date.

    Kanopy App Collection

    The Kanopy App allows 10 films to be streamed for free each month. This include the Kanopy Kids collection.

  • 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.
  • Kanopy App

    CHRC LIBRARIES ADDS FILM STREAMING SERVICE, KANOPY

    With Kanopy, CHRC Library patrons will have access to more than 30,000 films for free.

    The popular on-demand film streaming service Kanopy is now available for free at all nine branches of CHRC Libraries. Library card holders can access Kanopy and sign up to start streaming films instantly by visiting http://centralhighlandsqld.kanopy.com.

    Films can be streamed from any computer, television, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV or Chromecast. Offering what the New York Times calls “a garden of cinematic delights,” Kanopy showcases more than 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema with collections from Umbrella Entertainment, Madman Entertainment, Under the Milky Way, SND Films and thousands of independent filmmakers.

    Kanopy is free for users with a library card; all users need to do to get started streaming films is to visit http://centralhighlandsqld.kanopy.com.

    With the motto of “thoughtful entertainment,” Kanopy provides CHRC Library patrons with access to films of unique social and cultural value; films that are often difficult or impossible to access elsewhere, and programming that features diversity, with a wide array of foreign language films and films on race, and current affairs.

    The Kanopy collection includes indie hits like Hunt For the Wilderpeople and A Quiet Passion, classic masterpieces like Charade and L’Avventura, and award-winning documentaries like the 2017 Oscar®-nominated I Am Not Your Negro and Sundance Film Festival winner52 Tuesdays. In addition, a number of films which are set in, and are about Australia, can be found on Kanopy like the Sydney Film Festival winner Zach’s Ceremony, the thought-provoking documentaries Murundak: Songs of Freedom and Why Me -Stolen Generations, and acclaimed films like The Dressmaker and the Palme d’Or -nominated drama, Wake In Fright.

    Kanopy was founded in Perth by CEO Olivia Humphrey in 2008 as an educational tool for colleges and universities. Available to over 70 universities across Australia, students may already be familiar with Kanopy. Kanopy is available across the globe in New York, Toronto, Los Angeles, Calgary, Austin and more, over 5 million Kanopy users stream the most acclaimed movies and documentaries from award-winning filmmakers, and experience the best in independent, classic film, and world cinema.

    www.kanopy.com

  • 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.

    Conditions of Membership

    As a member of CHRC Libraries, I agree to:

    • Notify library of change of address
    • Be responsible for all items borrowed on this card
    • Pay for the cost of any lost or damaged items as well as any associated account fees.

    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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