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Guide to Finding Resources: Navigating the Library Website

Locating the library website

The library website can be accessed by clicking the link at the top right corner of the ACPE home page.

You can also access the library site from within LMS. Just click on the Library Services button from your Dashboard.

About your Library

About your library provides you with information about using the library.

You will also find the contact information for the library staff.

Please familiarise yourself with the library's policies on the ACPE website.

Services for students

Find information about borrowing and library facilities under About.


  Loan period  


main  2 weeks 2
reserve 2 hours see staff


Total loans 10 items

 *Renewals only available if item is not overdue or on hold.

Overdue notices & library fines

main collection $1.00 per day                                                      
reserve collection $.50 per hour

What is library search?

Use the library search to find items in the ACPE library collection, such as books, videos, kits, articles and images. Just select from the two tabs depending on the source type.

Simply type in keywords (from the title, author or topic):


Databases are a great place to search for current and specific information. This may be peer reviewed journal articles, books, images, thesis or research papers. 

Use the Discovery Search to do a comprehensive search of most databases in one go or select an individual database from the A - Z list. The database name will give you some idea as to what content is covered, e.g. Business Source Elite has a business focus, while ERIC has an education focus.


eBooks are digital equivalents of printed books. You can access them at home. Search for an eBook by keyword, author, or title, then choose eBook as the Format in the filters on the left hand side.

eBook format

Use your normal student login to read the eBook online or download Adobe Digital Editions to read offline. Browse eBook collections here.

Subject Guides

If you don't know where to start looking for information for an assignment take a look at our subject guides. They are available for our major courses at ACPE and we are always working on new ones. Currently we have them available for Aboriginal Studies, Dance, Health, Coaching, Education and Business.

The subject guides will give you information on the best books, journals, websites and other resources that will help you with your studies. They also give information on how to reference your work to avoid plagiarism.

Take a look!

Opening Hours



(02) 9739 3365

Monday - Friday

8:00am - 5:00pm

For assistance in the library outside of opening hours, please see Student Services.

Closed weekends and public holidays

eResources are available 24/7, any time, any place.

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Style Guide for Referencing

Referencing is an important part of any academic course. It ensures that your lecturer is able to assess the quality of your resources. It also gives credit to the original author for the work they have done. To use the work of another author without correct referencing is called plagiarism.

Find more information about referencing at ACPE here.

Library quick links

The Quick Links box is located on the library home page. It gives access to some of the most common online services of the library.