CTHS Library is innovative and modern, going beyond the traditional “books for borrowing”. In addition to extensive fiction and non-fiction collections, we provide staff and students with a number of other services and facilities.

We collaborate closely with CTHS teachers across KLAs to develop and run relevant and engaging lessons and programs based on sound pedagogy and drawing from the Quality Teaching Framework. We aim to embed information literacy skills within the curriculum and extend students’ use of technology.

If you are interested in working with a CTHS Teacher-Librarian please email:


Teachers have an obligation to model and teach the ethical use of other people’s works. Copyright is a bunch of rights in certain creative works such as text, artistic works, music, computer programs, sound recordings and films. The rights are granted exclusively to the copyright owner to reproduce the material, and for some material, the right to perform or show the work to the public. Copyright owners can prevent others from reproducing or communicating their work without their permission or may sell these rights to someone else.

Copyright does not protect ideas, concepts, styles or techniques. For example, copyright will not protect an idea for a film or book, but it will protect a script for the film or even a storyboard for the film.

Copyright is a separate right to the property right in an object. For example, this means that the person may own a book or painting will not also own the copyright in the book or painting unless it has been specifically assigned to them.

In Australia, copyright protection is automatic. There is no need for copyright registration in Australia, nor is there a legal requirement to publish the work or to put a copyright notice on it. A work will be protected as soon as it is put into material form, such as being written down or recorded in some way (filmed or recorded on an audio tape).

For more information on Copyright and how it applies to schools see:

Scan: Online journal for educators

Scan is a peer refereed online journal offering articles about quality learning, teaching ideas, research and emerging trends.

Scan is available online at

Digital learning selector

Discover teaching and learning activities that embed ICT directly into your lessons using one of the available templates.

Free access to online databases

Any staff member can obtain free access to thousands of online databases via the State Library of NSW. Click here to join Library cards take approximately 10 business days to arrive.

Your students can obtain the same access. It is particularly useful for senior students.

Macquarie University Library Partner Program

CTHS teachers are eligible to borrow up to 20 items for a 4 week period. Macquarie University databases can be accessed onsite using Macquarie University Library computers.

To apply for a Macquarie University Library card, follow the instructions in the form below.