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