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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.

Borrowing

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]

Catalogue use

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.

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Thu, 31 July 2014

Newsflash

Book Chat for Parents - run by the Library Auxiliary

Come and join a group of parents and a couple of librarians for an informal discussion about books we have enjoyed, plus find out what the Scotch boys are borrowing and studying.
Where and when?
At 8.30am in the comfy Reading and Discussion Room in the library,
on these dates:
Monday March 17
Thursday May 22
Friday August 15
(Term 4 date to be advised)
We hope to see you there!
 

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