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TAFE libraries offer specialised training resources, on campus and remote access to authoritative online information as well as appropriate study spaces for single or collaborative study. Library staff are available to support your study needs, provide study skills advice and assist with navigating our exciting online learning resources.

Central Regional TAFE has two physical Library facilities. One is located at the Geraldton Campus and the other located at the Northam Campus.

The Library is available to all current students and staff of Central Regional TAFE and membership is automatic.

We provide a range of services including:

  • binding and laminating
  • computer support services
  • information services
  • interlibrary loans
  • photocopying and printing
  • referencing assistance
  • reciprocal borrowing, and
  • student/staff ID cards.

Please note that not all services may be available at each library.

Not a TAFE Student?

Students currently enrolled at other educational institutions may borrow resources from our library and are subject to the same rules and regulations as other members. A current student card or proof of current enrolment must be presented. Memberships are for the current academic year only.


APA style is the College's preferred format for referencing. Guides are available for loan from the Library. An on-line guide is also available. Your lecturer may arrange for an information session to be conducted with your class. You may also seek advice from Library staff.

subject guides

Our subject guides assist you with finding information on a particular topic, how to use our on-line resources, study skills and more.  As they are created we will add them to this page so check back regularly.


Accounting and Bookkeeping |Aged Care |Animal Care and Veterinary Nursing | APA Referencing 


Conservation and Land ManagementCopyright for Lecturers | Copyright for Students | Marine Studies


Project Management | Referencing (APA) | Research Skills 


Training and Assessment | Veterinary Nursing and Animal Care


Discover the majority of our books, journals, videos and licensed electronic resources from a single search box.

Online Resources and Databases

In addition to the above, our library service offers an extensive range of online resources and databases to currently enrolled College staff and students.

Access on campus is automatic.

Access offsite requires authentication as follows:

Students -  login using your computer network login (student ID and password)

Staff  - login using your computer network login (staff ID and password)

The exception to the above for offsite access is AutoData. Automotive students please contact your lecturer to access this. 

Select individual databases from the list below.

If you have any problems accessing these resources please contact the Library at the Geraldton campus on 9956 2711 or email library@crtafe.wa.edu.au

Academic search premier

All Campuses click here

 anatomy and physiology online (anatomy tv)

All Campuses click here

aussie driver
All Campuses click here
australia/new zealand reference centre

All Campuses click here

australian bureau of statistics
All campuses click here
australian standards select online

All Campuses click here

See your lecturer for access.  All Campuses click here
britannica academic

All Campuses click here

business source premier

All Campuses click here

cinahl with full text

All Campuses click here

cochrane library
All campuses click here
computers and applied sciences complete

All Campuses click here 

directory of open access journals
All campuses click here
ebscohost ebooks

All Campuses click here

education research complete

All Campuses click here

environment complete

All Campuses click here

federal register of legislation
All campuses click here

All Campuses click here

hospitality and tourism complete

All Campuses click here

joanna briggs institute ebp

All Campuses click here

masterfile premier

All Campuses click here

merck manual
All campuses click here
merck veterinary manual
All campuses click here
national construction code
All campuses click here
ovid health ebooks

All Campuses click here

proquest central

All Campuses click here


All Campuses click here

socindex with full text

All Campuses click here

state law publisher
All campuses click here
teachers tv

All Campuses click here

All Campuses click here
voced plus
All Campuses click here


Cibatek Centre

The Geraldton Campus has a unique Cibatek Centre that provides students with 24x7 access to modern computing facilities. All computers have Microsoft Office software. Multimedia software is also installed. Students can access the Internet, printing and photocopying services. 

For after-hours access to the Cibatek Centre please speak to one of our friendly Library staff members to arrange.


We have two bookshops, one located in the Library at the Geraldton Campus and the other located at the Northam campus.

The Bookshops stock the textbooks required for many courses and some stationery items. They are open every term day.

All textbooks are required to be paid in full at the time of purchase.  Refunds only apply if the book is in the same condition as when sold (not marked or damaged) and is still a current edition.

The Bookshop does not buy or sell second hand books. Students can check campus notice boards for any second hand book sales. 

Both Bookshops are open from Monday - Friday 8.30 am to 4.30 pm during school terms.  Outside of these hours is by appointment only.

For more information contact 1800 672 700 to be directed to your closest Bookshop or email bookshop@crtafe.wa.edu.au

Page last updated October 20, 2017