Catholic Education Diocese of Wollongong

Useful Library Links

All CEDoW staff and staff in Primary schools are able to access and use EBSCO's ANZ Reference Centre Plus and ANZ Points of View through the above links. All secondary staff and students will need to access though their own Oliver Library. These databases will help teachers and students to find reliable research sources to support the curriculum and students’ information literacy skills with high-quality content from popular and educational sources including full-text databases, e-books, audiobooks and digital magazines.


Education Policy in CEDoW is developed to support the implementation of consistent and comprehensive practices to guide quality Catholic learning and teaching in Diocesan schools. Ensuring the availability of quality learning resources and equipment is critical. Effective management and stewardship of these learning resources will mostly occur in a school designated library area.

ClickView's aim is to provide educators access to high quality and relevant video resources for their lessons. Video is no longer a passive viewing experience. Interactive videos engage students in active learning, allowing educators to assess students formatively and target their teaching.


The Schools Catalogue Information Service (SCIS) creates high quality, consistent catalogue records for school libraries. With quick and easy download, SCIS makes cataloguing simple.

The Catholic Education Data Driven Decision-making (CeD3) Yellowfin data warehousing and reporting project is an element of the broader Yellowfin ONCE Strategy, aiming to support administration, reporting and the core business of learning and teaching.

Softlink's LearnPath is a resource and information curating platform for school libraries. It is fully integrated with Oliver v5, and makes it simple to organise, publish and share curated educational resources. LearnPath comes with access to over 300 ready-made guides produced by experienced teacher librarians specifically for schools.

Our mission is to ensure student access to high quality school library services. School libraries, and the qualified staff that run them are vital for ensuring that all students are equipped with the research and literacy skills they need throughout their life.

OverDrive have designed resources for all their K-12 schools to help you educate and engage your entire school community: students, parents, and teachers. Topics include... Marketing and Outreach / Staff Training / Collection Development / Apps and Features

The State Library of NSW collects and preserves materials and evidence relating to our place in the world and makes them accessible to everyone in New South Wales and beyond. The Library exists in order to support and encourage research, debate, conversation, inspiration, learning and enjoyment. We welcome all people and strive to serve them all equally well, whether they visit us in person on Macquarie Street, online, or through their local public library.

Trove is created and maintained by the National Library of Australia. Trove helps you find and use resources relating to Australia. It brings together content from libraries, museums, archives and other research organisations and gives you tools to explore and build. Trove is many things: a community, a set of services, an aggregation of metadata, and a growing repository of fulltext digital resources.

NoveList believes that books and libraries have the power to transform lives. NoveList has been helping readers find their next favourite book for more than 20 years, and continues to develop innovative solutions for connecting readers, books, and libraries. By helping libraries help readers, NoveList empowers libraries to engage and inspire their communities.

The School Library Association of NSW is a professional association centred on professional learning, advocacy and research. We welcome new members who are interested in learning about, and supporting and advocating for, the importance of school libraries as a part of the K-12 educational experience.

The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) is the national professional organisation for the Australian library and information services sector. Together we seek to empower the profession through the development, promotion and delivery of quality library and information services to the nation, through leadership, advocacy and mutual professional support.

The Teacher Librarian Professional Learning Community (TLPLC) is a self-created, collaborative community of Teacher Librarians and school Library staff, in Independent Schools and Catholic Schools across all Dioceses of NSW and ACT. Our annual TLPLC conferences engage Teacher Librarians and other Library professionals in a welcoming, inclusive setting. They provide an opportunity for networking and the sharing of ideas. They encourage us to challenge our inferences and interpretations, while learning to incorporate the latest innovations and improvements into our school library practice.

CSU is the national leader in information and library studies. Their Bachelor of Information Studies offers either a general information studies qualification or a tailored degree in which you can choose from three areas of specialisation: information and knowledge management, librarianship, and records and archive management. Their range of postgraduate courses provide you with specialised knowledge and a deep understanding of research and analysis – skills that will allow you to innovate and lead in your workplace and drive your career forward.

eSafety is a government agency solely committed to keeping citizens safer online. eSafety strives to deliver comprehensive, compassionate and citizen-focused services. eSafety focuses on six areas, each underpinned by a strategic goal and implemented by a range of well-tested tactics and activities. Their purpose is to help safeguard Australians at risk from online harms and to promote safer, more positive online experiences.

The NSW Education Standards Authority is an independent statutory authority reporting to an independent Board and the NSW Minister for Education. Making sure all children and young people in NSW leave school ready to take advantage of life’s opportunities, as well as to rise to its inevitable challenges, is at the heart of what we do. We achieve this by supporting the school sectors to deliver the best possible outcomes for students through high-quality syllabuses, assessment, teaching standards and school environments.

This family-run business has been supplying print and digital textbooks, engaging learning resources, study guides and school stationery to schools and students.They can create school booklists, fill bulk textbook orders and also source and deliver small, tailored orders.They provide a personalised student digital platform, as well as other specialised services including multiple book-covering options to suit your individual school requirements.

Booktopia is an Australian-owned online-only retail store selling books, eBooks and DVDs. They offer over 4 million books from their database which has been categorised into a variety of subjects to make it easier for you to browse and shop.They also offer readers eBooks from a wide variety of international and local publishers.

Founded in 2002, Boomerang Books is an Australian online independent bookstore, with a distinct focus on Australian books, Australian authors and Australian publishers. Boomerang Books is based in Australia and is wholly-Australian owned.

BooksDirect is a leading Australian bookselling website, supplying books to Australian schools and the public. Shopping online or browsing their large range of titles is simple at our children's bookstore, with unique features to make easy selection. This website is a great online book resource for all Librarians, Teachers and Families.

Wheelers is an Australasian online supplier of new books and eBooks to Schools, Public Libraries and Educational Institutions. With unique features to facilitate easy selection, generous discounts, ability to purchase on account, and book covering / processing and cataloguing services, it's a great resource for Librarians and Teachers.

The Cino F560 Series is the perfect cordless scanner for your library. It is a light, ergonomic scanner that delivers speed and performance. It will read challenging and problematic barcodes. Priced around $400-. Ideal for stocktake.

Raeco provides a wide range of products that are agile and fit for purpose for Library and community spaces and flexible learning environments. They have solutions for all Library and flexible learning environments including collaborative study zones, reading, library, classrooms and collaboration spaces. They also provide book covering and repair options for libraries.

Syba Signs is Australia’s and New Zealand’s leading supplier of library signage to schools. Established in 1998, Syba’s products and services have enhanced school learning environments with signage that is both educationally sound and attractive.

From office, school, facilities and safety essentials, services like print and marketing, to demonstrating what more is possible with our technology and workspace solutions, Winc has a wide product range that can be tailored to your needs. Choose from everyday products and tailored workplace solutions from our easy, simple and intuitive online ordering tool.

Civic started with a seat. A seat that could stack, link and bear the rigours of daily use. In 2014 Civic started to develop a customized range that could match the carpet in the learning centre, configured to mimic specified shapes, tailored to sizing, upholstered to comply with the modern interior design, coordinate with the existing furniture and be easily maintained. Their motto is flexibility with a focus on furniture.

Our key program of works comprises three interrelated systems: Compass, our Student Information System; TechonologyOne, our Financial Management System; and Yellowfin, our business intelligence tool showcasing the CED3 data warehouse. Together these systems will deliver to our schools an online, connected solution for meeting the day to day needs of an education community.

Compass is a cloud-based Student Information System managing attendance, student management and wellbeing, school communications and semester reporting.

The Diocese of Wollongong is one of eleven Dioceses in the state of New South Wales. The seat of the Diocese is situated in the regional city of Wollongong, approximately 100 km south of Sydney. Catholic Education Diocese of Wollongong (CEDoW) was established in 1952 and serves Catholic systemic school communities across the four regions of the Illawarra, Macarthur, Southern Highlands and Shoalhaven.

Library Services Manager

Jim Gallagher