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Our ICT Resource Centre is a dynamic learning environment catering to the needs of all of our students from Prep to Year 12.

We understand that the needs of our students change regularly. There are rapid advancements in technology and information available, and our collections reflect this.

We have very rich and extensive fiction collections for our students, with appropriate access to books for all year levels. We are regularly adding to our collections to ensure that they are full and robust, including classics, newly released titles and everything in between.

The different Non-Fiction sections of our Library cater for the educational needs of our students with links to the curriculum. These collections are well rounded and also include titles which are of high interest to our students.

Our teaching staff have access to the very best teaching resources to support the students across all areas of learning.

Our Library offers students access to computers and laptops and caters for all types of devices with excellent access to Wi-Fi.

Parents and community members are also able to access any of the resources held by our Library. Providing resources that enable parents to support their children through their education is extremely important to us.

Opening Hours

7:30am – 4:30pm Mondays to Fridays during school terms.

As we are operating on two timetables, (one for the Primary School and one for the Secondary School) the Library is open in the large break for each group.

Students are able to borrow before school, in the large break and after school.

Primary aged students have a timetabled borrowing time and will come to the Library to borrow with their class during this time. Primary students are also welcome to come before school, first break or after school.

Special Events

Every year, the Library organises events that encourage in our students a love of the written word.

Book Fair – our annual fundraising event, raising vital funds for the purchase of new resources for our Library.

National Simultaneous Storytime – National Simultaneous Storytime is held in May every year. Classes in the Primary School read the same book at the same time, and then undertake lots of different activities.

Book Week - Book Week is celebrated in August every year and is organised by the Children’s Book Council of Australia. Multiple copies of the shortlisted titles are purchased for use across the whole College. Students in Prep – Year 3 take part in our Book Week Fancy Dress Parade and our talented teaching staff put on a performance for the students. There are daily activities and quizzes (for all of our students P - 12) held in the Library throughout Book Week.

Travelling Suitcases – Travelling Suitcases are projects funded by Arts Queensland and The Children’s Book Council of Australia (Qld Branch) and are designed to provide a range of interesting and quality resources in one suitcase, that an Australian author or illustrator has used to create a book. Students gain access to the creative process and can use the skills learnt in their own writing.

Accessing our Library Catalogues

Students and staff can access our Library catalogues from any computer in our College, including laptops and tablets.

Our catalogue uses a federated search facility providing easy access to all of our books, digital content, (eBooks, eCharts, Scanned documents, TV recordings, podcasts and videos) online resources such as Google, Wikipedia, Fairfax News, Australian Legal Articles, Sunshine Coast Regional Council Library and Project Gutenberg.

Please pop in to the Library and chat with one of our friendly staff for more information on how to use this wonderful resource.

Textbooks and eTexts

Students in Junior Secondary and Senior Secondary schools have access to the textbooks they require through our SRS scheme.

We encourage all of our students to take full advantage of the eBooks available with most of our textbooks. The weight of textbooks in student’s bags remains a concern for us and this can be alleviated if students take advantage of the eBook supplied with the textbooks. Please ask your child’s teacher, Head of Department or Library staff how the codes work if you need assistance with accessing eBooks.