Hide-and-seek in Macquarie University Library

geocaching as an educational and outreach tool

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Geocaching is an activity which libraries of all types can use as an educational and promotional tool. It is a variation on a scavenger hunt and allows libraries to showcase their services and facilities to people who may not be regular users of the library. Geocaching can also be used by libraries as an educational tool, and examples of educational outcomes related to geocaching are provided. The placement of a geocache within the Macquarie University Library building is used as an example of a library using geocaching as an educational and outreach tool. The geocache has received a very positive response from the local geocaching community. This article provides some background to geocaching, as well as examples of library- related geocaches from around the world.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-39
Number of pages5
JournalAustralian Library Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015



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  • location-based games

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