Guilford Young College has a library on each Campus.

OPENING HOURS:     8:20am-4pm

GLENORCHY:     glendesk@gyc.tas.edu.au     6238 4380

LIBRARIANS:    Dr Derek Rowlands (Monday-Thursday) and Mrs Anita Gill (Friday)

LIBRARY TECHNICIAN:     Mrs Jennifer Johnson

HOBART:     hoblibdesk@gyc.tas.edu.au      6238 4316

LIBRARIAN:    Dr Jill Abell

LIBRARY TECHNICIAN:     Mrs Trisha Bowling


GYC Library staff are qualified and experienced in the varying aspects of librarianship and information management in education as well as records and archives. Our Librarians are postgraduate professionals dedicated to supporting student learning and development.

Our mission

In supporting Guilford Young College’s vision and ‘Learning for Life’, the mission of the GYC Libraries is to assist students to become independent, self-directed and lifelong learners in a welcoming teaching and inclusive learning environment.  The Libraries’ information services are central to the teaching and learning programs of the College.   The Libraries’ online catalogue and networked database subscription services and resources are available from College or home on a 24/7 basis.  They are accessed through the College’s intranet, called SIMON.  The Library staff teams encourage reading for leisure as well as research and study.  They assist students to become confident users of ICT and digital technologies.

Academic integrity

All students have access to the Turnitin software because of its educative approach to avoiding plagiarism. Throughout the year, the Librarians provide information sheets, presentations on internet searching and researching, and demonstrate the use of online software or mobile applications for citing and creating references or bibliographies.  These staff and student support services are required to meet the policy and guidelines requirements of the TASC Academic Integrity Standard and the Guide.

LINC membership and access to digital library services

In 2017,  students will be assisted to register for a LINC membership card for access to the larger collections of ebooks, audio-books and other online digital library services.  Students can visit the Hobart LINC or branches to borrow free books, eBooks, eMusic and eMagazines from LINC Tasmanian libraries’ network of online databases.  Students can fill in an online joining form to get a temporary membership number, valid for 21 days. To pick up a permanent card, students will need to visit any LINC or branch library with three types of identification.  One piece of identification must show a current address and one a date of birth. Young people under 18 need an adult as a guarantor.

 UTAS Library membership and the Step Up outreach program to Years 11 and 12 students statewide

The GYC Library team will be encouraging all students to apply online to the Step Up program by completing an application online, printing and handing this application to the Librarians at the Hobart and Glenorchy Campus libraries. Step Up is a University of Tasmania Library program for Tasmanian Year 11 and 12 students.  The Step Up program provides an introduction for College students to the university environment and is offered in partnership with all Tasmanian schools and colleges that have Year 11 and 12 courses.

Students who are already members of the UTAS College Program will already have access to the UTAS Library and therefore do not need to sign up for the Step Up Program. Students will complete the

Students will complete the application form (PDF 635KB) ensuring that they provide their College email address, nominating a four digit pin number, and read the rules in regard to borrowing physical resources.