HSC & Study Help




At Shoalhaven Libraries branches you will find quiet study desks and at Nowra Library, there are study pods in the front foyer with access to charging stations. You can access free Wi-Fi and library members can borrow from our physical collection, HSC resources and access our digital library for all your study needs. 

If you have any questions, just ask our friendly staff.


HSC Collection

We have a broad range of HSC and preliminary textbooks for you to use in the library or borrow. See our catalogue to find helpful study resources.



Your library membership gives you access to our digital collection. This includes research databases, online newspapers and magazines, family history and more. Find out more on our Digital Library page. 

ATAR Notes

The library subscribe to ATARNotes+, giving you access to thousands of preliminary and HSC summary notes, topic tests and text guides.

To get started with ATARNotes+, please email library@shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au with your name, library membership number, school name and grade.

ATAR Notes | Australia-wide Online Student Community


Other Resources

Charles Sturt University

CSU Guide for HSC Students

NSW Education Standards Authority 

HSC exam papers | NSW Education Standards

Student Guide | NSW Education Standards

State Library of New South Wales 

HSC | State Library of NSW

University of Wollongong

High school students - University of Wollongong – UOW

If you would like to become a Shoalhaven library member, you can join online for instant digital access, or at any of our branches for full membership. 

Young people and children under 16 will need the permission of their parent or guardian.