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The Discovery Centre team consists of Teacher Librarians and Teacher Aides whose main aim is to help students and their parents/home tutors.

The teacher librarians work closely with teachers to assist students and home tutors in gathering and using information effectively, to select useful and interesting material and to provide opportunities for students to gain the skills necessary to become successful and independent lifelong learners.

The Discovery Centre supports the School by providing:

  • Access to an extensive collection of resources that are current, relevant and which support the School’s curriculum, as well as individual interests and learning
  • Promotion and encouraging a love of reading through Leisure and Extension Reading Programs provided by the teacher librarians
  • Discovery Centre Blackboard course
  • Pathways and resources to assist students with research based assignment tasks through the online library sites and individual contact with teacher librarians

Contact​​​ Information

Discovery Centre
GPO Box 1308
Brisbane Qld 4001
 
 
H| 8:00am – 3:00pm during school terms
 

Resources and Services available

  • Fiction​/non-fiction
  • Reference materials for use in the Library and Discovery Centre
  • Studio/study area for participating in lessons whilst on site
  • Computer access
  • Help with assignments for students and parents
  • Access to online databases.
  • Blackboard Site. All students are enrolled in the Discovery Centre site in Blackboard.

Catalogue

The BSDE Online catalogue with passwords is available in the Discovery Centre Blackboard site.

Loans and borrowing

Each borrower is asked to limit their loan requests to four items at the one time so that all students have equitable access to resources. All loans are for 4 Weeks. However, arrangements can be made for special cases (e.g. overseas and travelling students.) Resources can be returned before the end of the 4 week period.
 

Copyright

In keeping with the Education Queensland Copyright policy, BSDE does not permit unauthorised copying/use of computer software for any purpose. Students wishing to borrow computer software during the year are asked to adhere to this policy.
 
All BSDE students/home tutors are personally responsible for complying with the Copyright Act.