Library - Learning Resource Centre



Library Opening Hours

8.30am – 3.30 pm Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

8.30am – 4.30pm Tuesday




St Patrick’s College Library is staffed by a professional duo who are passionate about promoting reading and literature, supporting the college community with research enquiries and assistance, technology and eLearning support, textbook hire, borrowing resources, and printing and copying services.

Michelle Tappin – Teacher Librarian and Library Manager

Passionate about digital citizenship, information and literacy development, Michelle provides students with online resource and textbook support. All year levels receive workshops on referencing, use of online resources to source information and the use of our nonfiction collection for research tasks. Michelle promotes a love of reading for pleasure through the Accelerated Reader program, and a regularly updates the Fiction collection to cater for reader interest.

Karen Flynn – Library Technician.

Karen is passionate about books and learning, and therefore considers working in a Library her ‘dream job’. Her areas of interest include art and history. Karen’s major library projects include ‘genrefying’ the Fiction Collection and her current collaboration with teaching staff to build curated digital resource packages tailored specifically for curriculum needs.




‘Oliver’ is our Library Management System which allows students to search our Library catalogue and access our digital resources 24/7. Oliver also provides the school community a highly personalised library experience where students can manage their own library profile, reserve, renew, request and create personal reading lists of library resources. Of course, Library staff are available during school   hours for any assistance.




Fiction collection shelved by Genre – Dystopian, Mystery, Adventure, Sci- Fiction, Relationships, Animals, Sport, Horror, Humour, Historical, Fantasy, Crime, War, Romance, Teen, Thriller, Short Stories and Graphic Novels.

  • Non- Fiction and Biography
  • Reference
  • Magazines
  • Audio-visual
  • Textbooks- hard copy and online
  • Games and cards 

Accelerated Reader

​Accelerated Reader (AR) is our Year 7 and 8 reading program, where students visit the library for a reading ​lesson once a week. When it comes to motivating students to read, choice is the key, and our dedicated staff guide students towards books on genres they love to read. The Accelerated Reading program gauges and tracks student comprehension and provides feedback data to assist in increasing student literacy ability. The comfortable environment allows students to relax and encourages them to lose themselves in literature and the joy of reading for pleasure.




LearnPath allows library staff to support teachers and students by providing curated subject guides and resources specifically structured to the learning curriculum. LearnPath is navigated by year level and subject, and has embedded digital, interactive and other content linked to assignment tasks and curriculum, all accessed through ‘Oliver’ and available to the school community 24/7


Online Databases

St Patrick’s College Library has subscriptions to the following databases. Usernames and Passwords are required for these sites if you are accessing them outside school. Please see Library Staff for more information.


World Book Student

 World Book combines technology with traditional editorial excellence to produce authoritative, trustworthy and unbiased information. 

Library Webs


 Library Webs present users with an extensive Internet library which contains primary sources, reliable websites from educational, government and commercial establishments, radio and television transcripts, newspaper and magazine articles. 


Britannica School

 Britannica School - a safe, up-to-date, and age-appropriate information resource for Primary, Middle and Senior School. Discover encyclopedia articles, multimedia, primary sources, games, and other learning resources that support student research, classroom exploration, and curriculum standards. ​ 


Britannica LaunchPacks

Britannica LaunchPacks allow staff to personalize learning through curriculum-aligned, multimedia content sets. 



From curriculum-aligned videos produced at ClickView to the best available free-to-air content

National Geographic Archive

 Over 125 years of National Geographic Magazine. Every Story. Every photo. Every issue. Every page since 1888. 



 JStor provides access to more than 12 million academic journal articles, books, and primary sources in 75 disciplines. 




 Our referencing section offers guides and ‘how to’ video help for referencing using APA Format. Also access our Automatic Reference Generator CiteMaker.  

Campion MyConnect 

MyConnect allows the College Community to access digital content and textbooks from the one simple location through Oliver.