HSC support

Library resources

We maintain a range of resources, programs and services to support HSC students.

Search the library catalogue to see our excellent collection of study guides.  

Society and Culture

The State Library has collected 100 examples of award winning Personal Interest Projects so you can learn how they were constructed and what makes them so good. You can't make photocopies and they are not for loan, so you will need to visit the Harry Bailey Memorial Library to view them.

Legal Studies

The Library has a legal information collection which includes resources for HSC Legal Studies.  

Ask a Librarian

Our librarians are always happy to help you find the information you're looking for. Library members can submit their request using the online form and our librarians will email you a list of resources and links.  

Online resources

NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA)

On the NESA website you'll find HSC calendars, guidelines, advice, syllabuses, and HSC examination papers from previous years. Their Partner Websites also offer a range of resources to support your HSC studies.

Library resources

Have your local library card handy to access more online resources to help you with your studies.

Access all of the Gale databases:

If you're looking for in-depth resources for your HSC year, there's some great things for students and teachers here.

A powerful tool for research that brings 100+ years of quality National Geographic Society publications to the library in a cross-searchable platform that fits the way today's students and patrons conduct their research.

For years 10, 11, & 12

Ease the stress of the HSC with this free online tutoring service. Studiosity is available in the library or from home (all you need is your Library card) and is the place to go to get help from trained, professional tutors. You can connect live to a tutor, get writing feedback, or make the most of the hundreds of curriculum based practice tests available once you log in. 

Visit the Studiosity website

Access the encyclopaedic knowledge of World Book today - anywhere, anytime. This fabulous resource includes World Book eBooks, Early World of Learning, the classic World Book Encyclopaedia suited to all levels (Kids, Student, Advanced), and Timelines.