The CRMC holds a large collection of big books which are divided into 2 runs:
The books held in the Children's Literature collection are individual titles and not part of a reading scheme. Titles for this collection are selected from various children's literature publishers and the winners of the Children's Book of the Year Awards (CBCA).
The resources have been divided into 4 classifications as listed below:
808.915 - Children's Poetry books
808.936 - Picture books
808.937 - Beginner/Younger readers
808.938 - Young Adult fiction
DVD's, CD's and CD-ROMs
The DVD, CD and CD-ROM collections are integrated with the CRMC resources and are shelved by call number within the collection.
The Graphic Novel collection was purchased to assist with visual literacy, which is part of the Australian Curriculum, and to encourage reading at all levels and abilities. This collection is located at 808.8017.
The CRMC contains a wide and varied collection of teaching resource kits, suitable for early childhood through to high school level. These kits may contain a range of formats which include books, teacher information/notes, CD's, DVD's etc. The resources are organised by call number and are located on shelving within the CRMC. Signage at the end of each row indicated the dewey range.
Huxley Library holds some print copies of K-6, Yrs 7-12 and some support documents for the syllabus. Syllabus material has the location Hux Deposit Collection and are located at the end of the main CRMC collection. When searching NewCat+ for syllabus,use a keyword search eg: K-6 syllabus or 7-10 syllabus. All Australian syllabus and curriculum can now be accessed electronically though the Education Subject Resource guide.
The Huxley Library has a large collection of toys, puzzles, maths resources, musical instruments and other hands-on realia. The collection is arranged in Dewey order. Resources range from a single item to multiple part items and can be borrowed for a 2 week loan period unless otherwise indicated.
When borrowing resources from the toy library there are several important points that must be noted: