The library is located in the centre of the school and provides a hub of support to students and staff.
Our aim is to support all teaching and learning programs and ensure the information needs of students are met. The open-plan library is attractively presented, with well-defined areas for various purposes including displays, private study areas, class work areas, computer facilities (including wireless internet) and reading areas.
The library is well-resourced with information in all formats, including digital, online, text, audio, audio and pictorial. It is equipped with modern digital viewing facilities, including a smartboard. Students and staff are encouraged to use the many resources the library has to support their curriculum and recreational activities.
The library is open from 8.10am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday. Students may use the time before and after school to complete homework, research tasks or just read. The library also provides a quiet and friendly haven for students during lunch. A comfortable reading area is available for quiet reading by classes or individuals. Students can participate in the Chess Club, read, use computers, play board games, complete work tasks and borrow resources using their SmartRider card.
Students have access to traditional print resources as well as digital and online resources. The library houses 18 computers, a multimedia station as well as trolleys of notebooks that can be used for personal research by the senior school private study students, as well as classes. Senior students who attend TAFE, SIDE or have private study are catered for in the library, with access to online learning, computer and notebook facilities as well as traditional resources to support their courses.
The Teacher-Librarian mentors SIDE students and acts as a link between school and SIDE. Students are exposed to reading programs to cultivate their reading habits, introducing them to a wide range of reading texts and genres as well as supporting our literacy priority. The Library is staffed by a Teacher-Librarian and Library Officers who are always willing to assist students and staff. Parents of potential students are always welcome to come in and look around.