Our library provides an excellent environment for students to read and study.

Students are expected to be working quietly when using the library. Computers available for students to use during open hours. Our library team are always available to assist students and staff. 

Library Hours

This year the library will be open from 8.00am each school day. The library will close on a Monday to Thursday at 4.30pm, with a Friday closing time of 3.15pm.

ebooks

Click on the EBOOK PORTAL tab below to access the school’s eBook platform. Alternatively, you can download the ePlatform by Wheelers App to your device for easy access. Sign in with your computer log on to borrow a range of eBooks in epub and pdf forms. eBooks are free to borrow and can be downloaded to a compatible device.

Homework Centre

Tuesday and Thursday 3.15pm – 4.30pm in the library.
Mr Woodward runs the homework centre twice a week. Students can use the homework centre to gain help with school work and revision or as a place to do their homework and other school assignments. Teachers from English, Maths and Science will be in the library to assist students with their school work and offer one on one assistance.

Senior Study

Each Wednesday, period 5, is allocated to senior students only for study purposes.

Library Services

  • A collection of approximately 11,000 books and magazines for you to use and borrow
  • Photocopier for black and colour copying and for printing from school computers
  • 15 computers for students to use for school related internet searches and assignments
  • Information File of newspaper and magazine articles on a variety of topics for research
  • New Zealand Herald available to read
  • Library staff to help you use the library facilities

Borrowing Books

Students may borrow up to four books at a time. Students must present their Student ID Card to borrow books. Loan period is three weeks. Books may be reserved if they are out on loan. You can do this by clicking on the Reserve tab in the library catalogue and loading your student ID number.

Students are expected to return borrowed books on time to the library via the door slot return or at the Issues Desk return slot in the library. An invoice will be sent home for any books that are not returned or are lost or damaged.

Library Collection

The library catalogue is loaded on two computers in the library for students and staff to use. You can use the catalogue to find where a book is located. Non-fiction books are arranged using the Dewey Decimal System, which means that each book has a number on its spine for easy location.

The Reference books and Desk Copy books are not available for loan out, but may be used by students in the library.

The fiction collection consists of novels, short stories and graphic comics. Fiction books are divided into various areas: Junior Fiction, General Fiction (includes Senior Fiction novels) and Easy Readers (short novels).

There is a small foreign language collection of books in various languages. A range of ESA Study Guides is available for subjects at Year 11-13 – these books are held at the Issues Desk.

Printing to the Library Photocopier

Print jobs can be sent to the library photocopier from any computer in the school and from some devices. Students load coins onto their Student ID Card using the Monitor box located on the wall in the library adjacent to the photocopier. Students can check their printing credit by swiping their ID card on the monitor box.

Printing Costs: A4 black: 14cents. A4 colour: 54cents. A3 black: 28cents. A3 colour: $1.08

Library Staff

The library has a team of three staff who have professional library experience. We are here to help you learn how to use the library so please ask for assistance. The Library team is: Robin Achmad (Manager), and Library assistants Julie Buchanan and  Jenny Wrigley.