HSC Help

Our collection includes books that can help you with your HSC and IB study, time management and essay skills. We hold large collections of English texts and crib notes. Our collection also includes series such as Excel, Macmillan, Studymate and Cambridge CheckPoint.

We also have online databases with full text articles, and abstracts available remotely and in the library.

Woollahra Libraries offers a range of events and drop in sessions throughout the year to support student learning and mindfulness. The videos below are useful for students wanting to hear from others who have gone through the HSC, or are looking for practical study tips.

HSC events

HSC Help: HSC Up Close

Deciding on school subject electives is not an easy task for students and their parents/carers. There are many different subjects out there - should you do what you’re good at or what you are interested in, at what point can I change? and what is an ATAR anyway? Join this session with Jesse Whelan from Sandbox Learning Australia to help you demystify the process and pick up some tips and tools to make better subject selection decisions.

Surviving the HSC: Tips from a Med Student

Get some practical advice for studying towards and preparing for the HSC from a high achieving ex HSC student. Mariam (now a first year Med student) shares advice and tips to get you through the final years of schooling as well as how she utilised Studiosity - a free on demand 24/7 tutoring/feedback service available for access with your Woollahra Library membership card. The session is suitable for students in years 10 - 12, or parents and carers supporting learners at home.

Brain Breaks Mindfulness Sessions

Stress Less

Use your breath as a calming strategy to gather thoughts and focus for the exam or work session that awaits you.

Break it up

Break up that study session with a series of breath and movement activities to get you back on track.

Move it

Get blood and body energy flowing with a series of Post study Body stretches. Ideal to realign areas of tension and let it go!


Use these breathing exercises and movements to prepare your mind and body for sleep and the day ahead.