About the library
Q When is the library open?
A The library opens at 8.00 am each weekday and closes at 5.00 pm from Monday to Thursday and 3.15 pm on Friday. [See Library hours.]
Q Is the library open in the holidays?
A Yes. The library is open for a part of all holidays. Students will be notified in advance of the dates and times of opening.
Q Can I come to the library during class time?
A Yes, provided your subject teacher provides you with a Library Pass.
Q Does the library have a lost and found?
A Yes. Ask for lost items at the Service Desk.
Q How many items may I borrow?
A You can borrow up to 10 items at the one time. [See Library Borrowing Policy for details]
Q Do I need to have my ID card when I want to borrow?
A It is preferred that students carry their ID card when borrowing. If this is not possible, some other form of identification will be required.
Q Are there overdue fines?
A No, but further borrowing is denied until the overdue items are returned.
Q What happens if I lose a book?
A You will need to report the loss to a librarian and it will be charged to your account.
Q How can I renew a loan?
A Bring the borrowed item to the Service Desk. The Librarian will renew the loan provided no other student has reserved it. [See Library Borrowing Policy for details]
Q How can I reserve a book?
A Ask the Librarian at the Service Desk to reserve it for you or reserve on line.
Q Can I borrow magazines?
A No, all magazines are to be used in the library.
Q Can I borrow videos and DVDs?
A Yes. Videos and DVDs can be borrowed overnight. [See Library Borrowing Policy]
Q Where is the catalogue?
A The catalogue is accessible through the Library Home Page and can be accessed from any of the computers in the library. There are also 4 OPACs dedicated to accessing just the catalogue.
Q Where do I find ... fiction titles, books on specific subjects?
A You will find this information in the library catalogue. Select a 'title' search or a 'subject' search.
Photocopying and printing
Q How much does photocopying cost?
A A black and white A4 photocopy costs approximately 5 cents and a colour copy costs 50 cents. You need to use your student card to print or photocopy. Credit can be added to your card using the Autoloader machine. Ask a librarian if you need assistance.
Q How do I make an overhead transparency? (B/W & colour)
A Ask a Librarian for assistance. Transparency sheets cost 30 cents each.
Q Can I print in colour?
A Yes, please ask for assistance in choosing the right printer.
Library computer use
Q Can I use the library databases from home?
A Yes. Ask a Librarian for a list of user names and passwords, or get the list which is saved on Learning Point.
Q Can I use the library computers to check my email?
A Yes, at lunch and recess times, before and after school. [See the library policy on use of computers for more details]
Q Can I download videos, games and music files?
A No. [See the School policy for use of electronic resources]
Finding information and resources
Q How do I find newspaper articles?
A The library keeps The Age, the Herald Sun , the Financial Review and The Australian for 4 weeks. To find newspaper articles online, ask a Librarian for assistance.
Q Is there anywhere I can get help for my research assignment?
A Yes. A librarian will be able to assist you at any time. Check the A-Z of topics for websites selected to assit students with their research.
Q Can you recommend a good book to read?
A Yes. Check Reviews and Recommended Reads or ask a librarian for a recommendation.