- QMDC Library Services
QMDC Library Services
QMDC has a resource library open to the public in each of our offices - Toowoomba, Goondiwindi and Roma.
The libraries house a variety of resources relating to natural resource management, agriculture and the environment. This includes books, journals, teaching resources, kits, posters, audiovisual material and models.
All branches can be searched by one online service: click here to search
For enquiries about library resources or borrowing conditions please contact QMDC on 07 4637 6200.
Enhancements to library services include:
- Online publications now included for instant access.
- remote lending services now available
- resource catalogue can be searched online.
- access to over 3,000 resources for borrowers
- wide range of technical publications, CD's, DVD's and reference manuals.
What's new in the collection ...
The following new resources are just some of those available for loan. Make sure you check this page regularly as QMDC continues to expand its library.
Power From the Sun
Power From the Sun provides a basic understanding of electricity, solar energy and the sun, and solar site assessment. It discusses the types of PVs and PV systems, advances in PVs, charge controllers, inverters, batteries, and generators, as well as the installation and maintenance of a PV system. It offers a great overview of the many options available and will help homeowners make wise decisions during the design, purchase and installation of solar electric systems.
Power From the Sun is a great guide for homeowners, business owners, installers, architects, building department officials, utility company employees, and just about anyone else who wants to lower their energy bills or achieve greater energy independence.
Power From the Wind
Faced with frequent power outages, skyrocketing energy costs, and constant reminders of the impacts of conventional energy sources, homeowners and businesses are beginning to explore ways to use energy more efficiently and to generate their own electricity to reduce fuel bills and their carbon footprint and to achieve greater independence.
Power From the Wind is an accessible and easy to understand guide for individuals and businesses interested in installing small wind energy systems. Written for the layperson, this practical guide provides an accurate and unbiased view of all aspects of small wind energy systems.
Resilience and Transformation
Resilience and Transformation explores what factors contribute to Australia’s resilience, what trends are apparent, and what actions are required to better prepare us for the immediate and longer term future.
||This book is just $20 to purchase and is currently available for loan from QMDC’s Roma and Toowoomba offices and many of the region's Landcare offices. Don’t forget, copies of Birds of the Darling Downs and Birds on Cotton Farms are also still available for loan.
Soil Essentials – managing your farm’s primary asset
Soil Essentials is a practical reference for farmers and land managers covering soil issues commonly encountered at the farm level. Written in a straightforward style, it explains the principles of soil management and the interpretation of soil tests, and how to use this information to address long-term soil and enterprise viability.
Tackling Wicked Problems
Valarie A. Brown, John A. Harris, Jacqualine Y. Russell
Tackling Wicked Problems provides readers with a framework that will guide the design and conduct of their own open-ended enquiries. In this approach, academic disciplines are combined with personal, local and strategic understanding and researchers are required to recognise multiple knowledge cultures, accept the inevitability of uncertainty, and clarify their own and others' ethical positions.
Urban Green explores new and innovative ways for “built out” cities to add much needed parkland. Peter Harnik explains why urban parks are needed, then addressed how much parkland is truly possible and where specific investment can go. He offers a variety of examples and practical solutions, giving helpful guidance to those vested in making cities beautiful, sociable, ecologically sound, and successful.
Integrated Pest Management for Crops and Pastures
Paul Horne and Jessica Page
Integrated Pest Management for Crops and Pastures describes in straightforward language what is required for farmers to successfully implement Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in cropping and grazing operations. It explains the differences between conventional pesticide-based controls and IPM, and demonstrates the advantages of IPM.
Other Relevant Libraries
- State Library of Queensland >> visit here
- Queensland Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) >> Catalogue Search
- Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage Protection - >> Catalogue Search
- Border Rivers Chamber of Commerce has a business book section at the Goondiwindi Library. You can search online or, if you have a book you'd like to donate to the collection, you can call the BRCC on 07 4671 3264.
Knowledge and Information Network Project
A regionally coordinated knowledge, data and information sharing project. Click here to read more.
Project Overview and includes:
- useful tools for natural resource management
- links to external data sources
- mining and natural resources.
Water Theme: a collection of resources, references and information on all aspects of water in the Queensland Murray-Darling.