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Our 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 libraries located at the Geraldton and Northam Campuses. Both locations are open from Monday - Friday 8.00 am to 5.00 pm. They are also open in term breaks during the year.

Library Services are 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 (conditions apply)
  • photocopying and printing
  • referencing assistance
  • reciprocal borrowing, and
  • student/staff ID cards.

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

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

Supersearch (more than our catalogue)

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

All Campuses click here

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 please check back regularly.


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


Conservation and Land ManagementCopyright for Lecturers | Copyright for Students | Foundation SkillsMarine Studies | Massage Therapy | Metal Fabrication and Machining


Nursing | Occupational Health and SafetyProject Management | Referencing (APA) | Research Skills | Supersearch


Training and Assessment | Veterinary Nursing and Animal Care | Work Health and Safety

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

Covers a broad range of subjects.

All Campuses click here

 Anatomy and Physiology Online (Anatomy TV)

3D interactive human anatomy and physiology tool.

All Campuses click here

Aussie Driver

An education program for learner drivers.

All Campuses click here

Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre

Australasian content from journals books, newspapers and more.

All Campuses click here

Australian Bureau of Statistics

Free access to all kinds of Australian statistical data.

All campuses click here

Australian Standards Select Online

Single user at any one time only. Please logoff when finished.

All Campuses click here


Automotive technical information.

See your lecturer for access.  All Campuses click here

Britannica Academic

Covers a broad range of topics.

All Campuses click here

Business Source Premier

General business, management, finance and marketing topics.

All Campuses click here

CINAHL with full text

Nursing and allied health information.

All Campuses click here

Cochrane Library

Evidence based practice health care information.

All campuses click here

Computers and Applied Sciences Complete

Computer theory and systems, engineering, new technologies.

All Campuses click here 

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

Scientific and scholarly journals.

All campuses click here

 Earth, Atmospheric and Aquatic Science (Proquest )
 Aquaculture, aquatic organisms, fish and fisheries, conservation and more.  All campuses click here
Ebscohost eBooks

Multiple topics.

All Campuses click here

Education Research Complete

All education levels, specialisations, instruction, administration, policy and more.

All Campuses click here

Environment Complete

Content covers topics in agriculture, ecology, natural resources, pollution, marine science, social impacts and more.

All Campuses click here

Federal Register of Legislation

Australian federal legislation.

All campuses click here


Includes topics  such as global warming, pollution, renewable energy, recycling and more.

All Campuses click here

Hospitality and Tourism Complete

Includes culinary arts, food and beverage management, hotel management and more.

All Campuses click here

Joanna Briggs Institute EBP (Ovid)

Evidence based practice information for nursing.

All Campuses click here


A multi-subject streaming video collection with high quality documentaries.

All campuses click here

Masterfile Premier

Contains general reference books, biographies, image collections and more.

All Campuses click here

Merck Manual

A comprehensive medical information source covering thousands of topics in all fields of medicine including nursing.

All campuses click here

Merck Veterinary Manual

A comprehensive veterinary information source covering thousands of topics.

All campuses click here

MIMS Online

Authoritative information about medications, descriptions, prescriptions and interactions.

Only one user can be online at any one time.

All campuses click here

National Construction Code

Register for free access to the Building and Plumbing Codes of Australia.

All campuses click here

Ovid Health eBooks

Contains the "Incredibly Easy" and "Fast Facts" nursing collections and other relevant nursing titles.

All Campuses click here

Proquest Central

Collection of databases with journals, images, video and eBooks in all subject areas.

All Campuses click here


A streaming video collection of Australian workplace health and safety titles.

All Campuses click here

Socindex with full text

Covers topics in sociology, criminology, social work, substance abuse, addictions and more.

All Campuses click here

State Law Publisher

Western Australian legislation.

All campuses click here

Teachers TV

Instructional videos for developing teaching skills.

All Campuses click here


Australian online resources.

All Campuses click here


An evidence-based, physician-authored clinical decision support resource.

All Campuses click here

Voced Plus

Vocational and tertiary education research.

All Campuses click here


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.

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.

Cibatek Centre

The Geraldton Campus has a unique Cibatek Centre that provides our currently enrolled 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, photocopying and scanning services.

For after-hours access to the Cibatek Centre please speak to one of our friendly Library staff members to arrange. Access is only available for Central Regional TAFE students.


We have two bookshops, both located in the Library at the Geraldton and Northam Campuses.

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 September 12, 2019