Ultimo TAFE library offers orientation tours and a number of workshops for groups and individuals.

Library tours and workshops

The library offers introductory tours and a number of workshops for groups and individuals.

Library orientation tours

The library conducts orientation tours for new and returning students. These class  tours provide:

  • An overview of the services and facilities provided the library, and
  • Basic instruction on the use of the library catalogue.

Each tour is tailored to the study area of the group.

Library workshops

Available throughout the term, these are designed to enhance your information seeking skills. They are tailored to all subject areas and information needs and include:

Information literacy

Librarians assist students in defining, locating and assessing information using both printed and electronic sources.

Referencing and plagiarism

In this workshop, students find out what plagiarism is, how best to avoid it and how to create accurate references and bibliographies for assignments.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)

This workshop demonstrates the many features of the ABS website and how to locate relevant statistical and census information.

Using online databases

The Library subscribes to various online databases covering many subjects.  You can access journal articles, standards, eBooks and streamed video using your DEC username and password.

Training is provided on how to search these databases effectively to find information relevant to your needs.

Workshops are advertised in the online library calendar or you can contact the library to discuss your training needs.

Interlibrary loans

An interlibrary loan service is available for materials held at other TAFE NSW libraries. Conditions apply.

Go to Using the library for the interlibrary loan form and service details.

Personalised help

Library staff are available for one-on-one help tailored to your specific assignment requirements, they can help you with:

  • Research advice for your topic
  • Referencing and bibliographies
  • Searching the catalogue
  • Finding statistics,
  • Basic Microsoft Word
  • Accessing the Student Portal, TAFE email and Moodle.

Make a booking for personalised help

Contact the library to book a session with a member of the library team or come along to one of our drop-in sessions. Drop-in sessions are advertised in the online library calendar.


Need more help?

Got a question or need some help? Complete our Ask a librarian online form and email it to your selected library. We aim to answer your queries by the next business day.