Dandiiri Schools and Community Library in Brisbane is a valuable, statewide resource centre which showcases many aspects of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education, culture and history.
A comprehensive collection of Indigenous resources is available for schools and other educational institutions. Resources include teacher reference materials, fiction and non-fiction books, DVDs, artefacts, puzzles and toys. It is an excellent source of materials on topics such as Reconciliation, the Stolen Generation, Native Title and NAIDOC Week.
The library's knowledgeable staff can help teachers and educators to choose suitable resources for embedding the cross-curriculum priority, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures, in authentic and meaningful ways. Professional development sessions about how Indigenous resources can enhance P-10 Australian Curriculum delivery and Curriculum into the Classroom materials are available on request.
Dandiiri Library also hosts a storytime session with a cultural focus for early childhood groups every Wednesday. This is a great opportunity for educators to see the resources in action. Bookings are essential.
How to borrow from the library
Teachers and educators, students and the general public can borrow from the library.
Although based in Brisbane, the library serves all schools and education centres across Queensland.
Membership is free, and resources can be borrowed for a four-week period with a limit of 25 items at a time.
Visit the Dandiiri Library online catalogue to:
- register to become a member
- search for Indigenous resources
- review the borrowing conditions; and
- make a request to borrow resources.
Monday to Friday
9.30am to 4.30pm
Address: 47 Kittyhawk Avenue, Inala, Brisbane Qld 4077
Phone: (07) 3714 8500