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Use of the Library

All financial members of GSQ are entitled to free use of the resource centre.  Associate members of GSQ Branches are not considered full members and do not have library rights.

Visitors may use the library on payment of a day visit fee of $20.00. For those visitors who then choose to join GSQ, this fee will be deducted from the subscription payment.

Members of interstate family history societies which have reciprocal rights are entitled to full library use, on production of a valid membership card. See here for details of societies with reciprocal rights.

For the comfort and safety of all users of the resource centre, we ask that members and visitors observe a few simple rules:

General

  • Both members and visitors must sign in and out of the centre. Members will need to include their membership numbers.
  • Cases and bags must be left in the lockers provided.
  • Mobile telephones should be switched off or turned to mute within the centre.
  • No smoking is permitted within the building.
  • Food and drink must not be consumed within the library. Bottled water is permitted however, but must be stored on the floor, and not consumed near any electrical equipment.
  • Kitchen facilities are available for the storage of food or drink brought to the centre, to be consumed on the day of the visit. Tea and coffee is available in the kitchen, for a small fee.

Conduct within the Library

  • Pens are not permitted. Pencils only are to be used and are available at the front desk.
  • No library items may be removed from the building and all items are to be handled with care.
  • Researchers are expected to behave in a manner which does not disturb others. Conversations should, where possible, be restricted to areas where research is not being carried out.
  • Children under 16 years of age are not permitted in the resource centre.
  • Each microfiche reader has a lettered marker provided, which is to be used to mark the place of any microfiche removed. One microfiche at a time is to be removed.
  • For the benefit of other users, microfilms should be rewound to the beginning after use.
  • The library has shelf markers provided, which are ti be used to mark the place of any books removed.
  • Researchers are encouraged to do their own research. Volunteers are on duty to help researchers use the collections, but should not be asked to perform research tasks which could be undertaken by individuals.

Use of Equipment

  • Photocopiers may be used by any library user, but fees for copies will be charged. Users are reminded that all copying is subject to copyright laws and must be for personal research purposes only.
  • Microfilm/fiche printers are only to be used by library volunteers. Copies will be provided for a small fee.
  • Printouts may be made from computer based resources, but are also subject to a small fee.
  • Laptops may be used within the library provided they are battery powered. USB drives or other memory devices may be used to copy items from GSQ computers, but they must be free of viruses and their use is subject to a fee.
  • Users may use a digital camera or mobile phone to make copies, provided no flash is used. Users are reminded that copyright provisions apply.

Copying Charges

    Photocopy A4 20 cents
    Photocopy A3 40 cents
    Computer printout 20 cents
    Microfilm/fiche print 50 cents
    Download film image to USB device 50 cents
    Daily use of USB for copying - member $3.00
    Daily use of USB for copying - non-member $3.50