Ryde College Library







































































































Last updated: 01.12.2014


Ryde Campus Library


Level 2, Building H

250 Blaxland Road

Ryde NSW 2112


Contact us

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Telephone: (02) 9448 6326

Fax: (02) 9448 6684

Email: Ryde.Library@tafensw.edu.au  

Opening hours during semester

Monday - Thursday  8:30am - 8:00pm

Friday                       8:30am - 5:00pm

Closed on weekends and public holidays.

Reminder: outstanding library resources may result in library fines and the withholding of results.

Please contact the library if you have any queries.

Opening hours during vacation


Monday 1   - Friday 12 December 9:00am - 5:00 pm

Monday 15 - Friday 19 December 9:00am - 4:00 pm



22 December 2014 - 9 January 2015

Weekends and Public Holidays


OPEN 2015

Monday 12 January - Friday 30 January 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Closed on Australia Day 26 January 2015

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Ryde Library Catalogue


Log in to ePrint & park on Campus only using your DEC username and password with @edu at the end of username (e.g. john.smith@edu).



Conditions of use

When you use your TAFECard to borrow items at Ryde Campus Library, you agree to our conditions of use.

How to borrow

Bring your TAFEcard and any items you want to borrow to the information desk. Please note that you are responsible for all items borrowed on your card. Your TAFEcard is not transferable.

What you can borrow

You can borrow up to 15 items state-wide.

At Ryde Campus Library this includes:

  Books 2 week loan
  Magazines/Journals 2 week loan
  Movie DVD's 2 week loan
  Videos/DVD's 2 week loan
  Special reserve (In library) 2 hours

Some high demand resources are not for loan.

How to renew

You can renew most items twice on or before the due date if they have not been reserved. You can renew by phone, email, in person or online through the Ryde Campus Library Catalogue homepage (Select 'Renew My Materials' from the 'My Account' link). You need your PIN to renew online which can be obtained from the Library.

How to reserve an item

If any item you want is out on loan, you can reserve it in person or by phoning the library. You will be notified when the item is available.

How to return items

Return chutes are located both inside and outside the library. Items must be returned or renewed on or before the due date. Failure to return items may result in student disciplinary action. You must replace or pay for any items you lose or damage.


Please note that all NSI Libraries charge fines for overdue library material. You will be suspended from borrowing and your testamur may be blocked until you return all outstanding items and pay any outstanding fines.

New items lists

New resources

Recently added books and other materials are listed in the Ryde Campus Library – New Resources list or you can access the list at the TAFE NSW Library Catalogue by clicking on New items. The items are on display on the display shelves, and can be borrowed. 

Video and DVD resources list

Ryde Campus Library's video and DVD resources list is available at the TAFE NSW Library Catalogue by clicking on DVDs and videos.

Facilities and Services


  • Computers with internet access and Microsoft Office
  • Free internet access & WiFi Hotspot for your laptop, smart phone and tablet
  • Printers and photocopiers
  • Study rooms
  • Binding
  • Information skills programs
  • Multimedia equipment (students may use in the Library only; staff may also borrow for outside use)
    • Battery charger for mobile phone and iPad
    • Digital camera
    • Digital camcorder
    • Laptop PCs with wireless access
    • Data projectors
    • Memory card reader
    • USB flash drive

Information skills sessions

  • Orientation tour
  • Internet skills for research
  • Online database workshop
  • Referencing using Harvard or APA System

Ask your teacher to book your class in for a session or ask us for individual help. We provide individual help with:

  • finding information for your assignment
  • navigating the NSI libraries web page
  • accessing Sharepoint sites
  • using DET Portal
  • using Student e-Services


Wireless internet access is available throughout the library. You will need to log in using your DEC username and password. Logon to the NSI BYOD network.
Instructions are available in the library to connect laptops and iPhones/iPads or you can download them.

NSI BYOD wireless - Android
NSI BYOD wireless - iPad/iPhone
NSI BYOD wireless - Mac
NSI BYOD wireless - Windows 7 and 8 using IE and Firefox



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Inter library loans

Items not held at this library may be obtained from another TAFE NSW library. Requests must be for course related material only.

Alert services

  • Journal articles (for staff only)
  • New library resources (for staff only)    


Catalogue search

Ryde Campus Library's eProducts

LNA Rates booklet is now available online (only to Landscape Construction and Landscape Design students) using your TAFE user ID and password.

Ryde Campus Library's eJournals

 Access the full list of databases via the eResources Portal.


Subscription eJournals (Ryde)

The following eJournals are only available for Ryde students and staff:

Wiley - selected eJournals

  • Austral ecology
  • Ecological management and restoration


From home:

Students: use your DEC username and password with @edu at the end of your username. e.g. (john.smith@edu).

Staff: use your DEC username and password with @det at the end of your username. e.g (john.smith@det).

Selected EBSCOhost journals

Log in using your DEC username and password.

Freely available eJournals



Hospitalityclass.com only available for Superior Cuisine, Superior Patisserie and Advanced Diploma Stage 2

Please contact your LCB teacher for access details.

Ryde Campus Library's subject guides

Online subject guides are available on: